Phoenix Store Clerk Shoots Man During Altercation, Claims Self-Defense


PHOENIX, ARIZONA — An altercation between a Circle K store clerk and another man led to a claimed self-defense shooting. The incident occurred at around 2 am Thursday, November 10th at the Circle K, located at 35th Avenue and Greenway.

Phoenix police responded to a call of a shooting at the location per Sgt Melissa Soliz with Phoenix PD. When officers arrived, they discovered a man shot and the store clerk. The two had been in an altercation and during that altercation, the clerk shot the man. The clerk stated he shot him in self-defense.

The unidentified man was transported to a local hospital and was last reported in serious condition. The clerk was interviewed at the scene by police.


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Robert Nixon is a retired law enforcement officer whose career spanned thirty years in various assignments, to include the rank of chief. He is the owner of AO Training Solutions LLC, specializing in open enrollment defensive handgun and trauma first aid training.

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