LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – The man suspected in a July convenience store shooting has turned himself in to police.
Gevaenydo K. McKenzie surrendered at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Wednesday night.
The clerk, 21-year old Ramzi Fogahaa, survived the attack but could be paralyzed because one of the bullets lodged in his spine. He was listed in critical condition after the shooting.
The attack happened on July 31 at the U-Save convenience store at 4039 NW 19th Street in Lauderhill about 10 p.m.
Witnesses say the shooter is a regular customer who got upset after being told he could not cut in front of other people waiting in line.
“I’ve been here 25 years and never had a problem like this. Customers are like family,” said store co-owner Moe Nasser who witnessed the shooting.
Nasser says when the customer got upset, Fogahaa pulled out a bat from behind the counter. Nasser says the customer then came back with a gun and fired five shots.
Two of the bullets lodged in store’s walls. Nasser said Foqahaa was hit in the stomach and the shoulder.
“We are all praying for him,” said Nasser.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers (954) 493-TIPS.