FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Police are investigating a deadly shooting near Fort Lauderdale.

Police say one man is dead after a robbery at a Valero gas station late Wednesday afternoon.

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a man robbed the gas station, located in the 2400 block of West Sunrise Boulevard.

As the suspect fled, the store clerk ran after him and began shooting.

The pistol-whipped clerk took matters into his own hands.

Surveillance cameras from inside the store show the suspect hitting the clerk on the head with the gun and then he is told to put the money in a bag.

Blood is seen running down his face, but apparently, the clerk is not moving fast enough for the suspect.

That’s when a set of hands reaches over the counter and begins grabbing money from the cash register and under the drawer.

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Then the clerk is forced to the floor and the crooks take off running.

The clerk didn’t stay on the ground long. He ran after them with a gun.

“I just heard some shooting, sound like firecrackers. I jumped up and looked and I seen a dude running by, two dudes running by,” said witness Tafferrall Gordon.

Gordon lives close to the store. He said the crooks were running through the neighborhood while the clerk was firing.

“I seen two guys running, coming out the store, the guy working the store behind them. And the guy from the store was shooting at them. Crazy.”

BSO said the clerk fired into the crooks get-a-way car.

One of them was dumped at a fire station in Hollywood with a gunshot wound. He did not survive. The other got away.

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The gas station clerk is not facing any charges at this time. The investigation continues.

Ted Scouten