OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities are searching for a man who is accused of throwing a drink at a convenience store clerk and firing one round at the victim.
On March 13, officers were called to the Express Discount Grocery, located in the 700 block of W. Britton Rd., on an assault with a deadly weapon report.
It was a drive-thru nightmare for store clerk Rashid Javed.
Javed told police the alleged suspect asked for a pack of cigarillos and handed him some cash.
“He gave me the money first, and I said, 'If you have your ID, I’ll give you the tobacco.' He said, 'No, I’m 18, though,'” Javed said.
When Javed refused to give the man Swisher Sweets, he got angry.
“He called me some bad words,” Javed said.
Javed said the suspect threw his strawberry soda at the window and started to take off.
That's when Javed grabbed his baseball bat and went to confront the man.
“I went outside with my bat, and I said, 'Hey, what's your problem?' He actually showed me the gun. Then, he pushed the gas, he turned west on Britton and he shot at me,” Javed said.
Luckily, the bullet missed Javed, but surveillance cameras captured a clear picture of the alleged suspect.
The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 22-years-old with short hair.
He was last seen driving a gold Honda that had damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel.
Javed said he has a lot of regulars and didn’t recognize this man, but the drive-thru is usually a very busy place.
“That’s stupidity. That’s really ignorant. It doesn’t make sense. You’re going to shoot somebody over a cigarette? It’s not worth it,” said customer Dale Thomas.
Javed is hoping the suspect gets caught, so this doesn’t happen to someone else.
“If he comes back, I would be more than happy, actually, if he comes back, I would love to see him again,” he said.
If you recognize the man in the surveillance picture, call CrimeStoppers at 405-235-7300.