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DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) — A masked gunman was shot and killed by a convenience store clerk during a robbery attempt at the Deerfield Beach store Friday, officials said.

It happened at the Snappy Convenience Store at 115 S.E. 10th Street.

While speaking to a customer, the store’s cashier, Hamam Alfala, said the masked man approached from behind the customer, put a gun to his face and pulled the trigger.

Shattered glass remains from gunfire after an attempted robbery at a Deerfield Beach convenience store. (Source: CBS4)

Shattered glass remains from a shootout during an attempted robbery at a Deerfield Beach convenience store. (Source: CBS4)

But Alfala said he was able to avoid the gunfire and grab his own gun.

“He said, ‘Gimme the money!’ He shoot,” said Alfala. “I take the gun, I shoot. We shoot together. He stop. I take another gun, I shoot him and he dies.”

It’s the second armed robbery the store has seen since 2010.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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