LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – One person has been injured in a police-involved shooting in Lauderhill after a gas station robbery in Sunrise.
A gas station clerk, who did not want CBS4 News to identify her, says she took matters into her own hands after she says a robber entered the Valero gas station where she works.
Sunrise Police say 29-year-old Terrance Dagrin, who has a criminal history, robbed the store and a customer shortly after 9 a.m.
“When I got in this morning, a lady tried to pay for some gas and a guy tried to rob her,” said the gas station clerk. “I only did the right thing to do and I ran out to help her and [then] me and the guy got in a brawl.”
It happened at the Valero gas station off Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 60th Avenue in Lauderhill.
The clerk says she jumped into action, despite the man claiming he was armed.
“He walked away with a busted nose. As you can see, no injuries done to me. So you could tell they got they [expletive] whooped,” she said.
The gas station clerk says Dagrin took off on foot.
Lauderhill Police officers spotted Dagrin about an hour later, approximately five blocks east, after Sunrise Police issued a “be on the lookout” alert.
“One of our officers encountered a male which matched the description of that particular suspect of the Sunrise robbery and essentially ended up in the shooting,” said Lauderhill Police Dept. Lt. Mike Santiago.
Dagrin was taken to Broward General. Sunrise Police are now investigating the robbery and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the officer-involved shooting, which is standard procedure.
The gas station clerk says she’s relieved Dagrin’s been caught.
“I’m happy I’m able to walk away with my life and that lady still has hers,” said the gas station clerk. “I just did the right thing. The only thing I knew was to do the right thing. I just pray to God if someone saw my mother or grandmother in the same situation they would do the same as well.”