Convenience Store Customer Kills Man

Victim had reportedly been hitting, harassing his assailant

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    A customer at a Dallas convenience store shot and killed another man Thursday, after that man slapped and hit him, according to police. (Published Friday, July 6, 2012)

    A customer at a Dallas convenience store shot and killed a man Thursday after that man slapped and hit him, police say.

    The shooting was reported at the EZ Trip Food Store in the 9700-block of Forest Lane at about 4 a.m.

    According to Sani Siddiq, the clerk inside of the store at the time of the incident, the man who was killed had attacked two customers prior to the shooting.

    Siddiq told NBC 5 that the man began to hit and slap one customer and chased him out of the store.

    When the man returned to the store, he apparently slapped a second customer, according to Sgt. Warren Mitchell, with the Dallas Police Department.

    The second customer also retreated from the store while the man continued striking him, police said.

    Once in the parking lot, the second customer pulled out a handgun and shot the man, Mitchell told NBC 5.

    The victim, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

    The customer who pulled the trigger had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, Mitchell said. Police are working to determine the validity of the permit.

    Investigators will now decide whether or not to file charges against the man who pulled the trigger, or if they believe he was acting in self-defense.