Store clerk arrested for allegedly firing gun at customer he accused of stealing candy

Mugshot for 31-year-old Aurio Correa (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

MIAMI – Police in Miami-Dade County arrested a convenience store clerk after they said he fired a gun at a customer.

It happened late Wednesday night at the Dolphin Food Market on Northwest 46th Street in Miami.

According to authorities, the victim told police that the store clerk, identified as 31-year-old Aurio Correa, accused him of stealing candy from the store.

The two got into a verbal altercation that escalated outside the store, and that’s when police said Correa took out a gun and fired a shot at the victim as he drove away.

Correa was interviewed by officers and admitted to accusing the customer of stealing candy and arguing with him, but he denied that the argument continued outside the store, and he denied firing a gun, police said.

Investigators at the scene obtained surveillance video from the food market.

Police said the video captured the entire incident, including showing Correa and the victim arguing outside and Correa firing his gun at the victim’s car.

Correa was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without incident.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.