Clerk opens fire on man after being attacked inside Miramar gas station

Man who was shot now faces charges of burglary, battery

A 33-year-old man is facing burglary and battery charges after he was shot by a gas station clerk in Miramar, authorities said.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A gas station clerk opened fire after he says he was attacked in Miramar Tuesday night.

It happened at the Sunoco gas station located on Pembroke Road just west of the Florida Turnpike, across the street from North Perry Airport.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Jeffrey John Philippe, 33, ran off after being shot and was found several blocks away.

Rescue workers rushed him to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remains under police custody as he recovers from his injuries.

The store clerk told Local 10 News he was being attacked by Philippe and that’s why he opened fire.

According to an arrest report, Philippe struck the victim multiple times before throwing the victim to the floor, where a struggle ensued.

Police said the victim then pulled out a gun from his waistband and fired several shots at Philippe before Philippe ran off.

According to the arrest report, surveillance video from the gas station captured the entire incident.

Philippe faces charges of battery and burglary.

Police said hospital workers say he is expected to survive his injuries.


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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

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