A clerk died early Monday after being shot in the parking lot of an Oakland Park gas station and convenience store, according to deputies.
“An altercation occurred with multiple people inside the store,” said Sgt. Don Prichard, a spokesman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office..
The dispute moved outside of the store at 600 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Then someone pulled out a gun and shot the clerk, he said.
The dispute started when the customer asked for 99-cent cigars but the store was out of stock, Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reported.
The clerk, about 57 years old, later died after midnight at Broward Health Medical Center, Prichard said.
The victim’s identity will not be released until his family is notified.
No other information was immediately available.
Deputies, who were called to the 7-Eleven at 12:20 a.m. Monday, are investigating.
This report will be updated once more information becomes available.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to properly state the name of the hospital. The hospital’s official name is “Broward Health Medical Center,” not Broward General hospital.