A store clerk in Houston was punched by an irate "customer" so he defended himself. The public is outraged and the clerk lost his job.
The Black Panthers have come to the defense of the "customer" because of the clerk’s reaction by demanding he be fired. Many of them have not even seen the video. This feels like the "next Trayvon" story but the video is likely evidence of self defense.
As family members of a man who was shot by a Valero clerk in southeast Houston called for the store clerk’s arrest, the store owner released surveillance video.
Alexander Calloway, 21, and his two cousins were trying to enter the gas station on Martin Luther King and Belarbor around 3:30 a.m., but the store was locked.
The young men got into an argument with the clerk, who unlocked his door and came outside, police said.
Someone punched the clerk in the face and the clerk pulled out his gun and shot Calloway in the stomach, according to HPD.
Calloway’s cousins rushed him to a fire station on Cullen at Selinsky, and paramedics transported him to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.