No Bond for Robbery Suspect Who Survived Hollywood Gas Station Shootout

Joshua Stuart charged with felony murder, held without bond

By Betty Yu
|  Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 PM EDT
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The video shows shows a homeless man, Hasib Kuric, giving the clerk, identified as 45-year-old Leonard Carr, a critical warning of trouble outside. Kuric and gas station owner Bhagwanath Ramnarine spoke about the incident.

The video shows shows a homeless man, Hasib Kuric, giving the clerk, identified as 45-year-old Leonard Carr, a critical warning of trouble outside. Kuric and gas station owner Bhagwanath Ramnarine spoke about the incident.

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Clerk Shoots and Kills Would-Be Robber at Hollywood Gas Station

The shooting happened just before midnight at the Exxon Gas Station on Southwest 51st Street near S. State Road 7, Hollywood Police Sgt. Pablo Vanegas said. Hasib Kuric said he saw the suspects outside as they prepared to rob the store and warned the clerk.

Clerk Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber at Hollywood Gas Station

A Hollywood gas station clerk turned the tables on a pair of would-be robbers, shooting and killing one of them early Tuesday, police said. Hollywood Police Sgt. Pablo Vanegas describes the incident.
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The robbery suspect who survived after his alleged accomplice was shot and killed by a Hollywood gas station clerk appeared in bond court Wednesday where he was charged with felony murder.

Joshua Stuart, 19, was ordered held without bond during his appearance before Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley.

In addition to the felony murder charge, Stuart faces charges of committing a felony that could cause death, armed burglary and two counts of accessory after the fact.

Newly released surveillance video of the incident shows a homeless man, Hasib Kuric, giving the clerk, identified as 45-year-old Leonard Carr, a critical warning of trouble about the men he spotted outside the food mart.

"I tell Leo just lock the door, behind this building is two guys with masks," Kuric said.

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Hollywood Police said Stuart and 23-year-old Cory Miller attempted to rob the Exxon Gas Station at Southwest 51st Street and S. State Road 7 just before midnight Monday.

At least one of the men was armed, but so was the clerk. Stuart and Miller barged through the door shooting and Carr opened fire, killing Miller, police said. Stuart fled the scene but was caught a short time later just a few blocks away.

The video shows one robber taking aim at the homeless man, running after him, while Carr fires several shots.

The homeless man takes cover, and moments later the robber collapses in the doorway of the food mart, the footage shows.

Neither Carr nor Kuric were injured.

"What Leo did and what the homeless guy did is heroic," said the gas station's owner, Bhagwanath Ramnarine.

He said that Carr was just protecting himself.

"He's an excellent employee, he looks after the interest of the business and he do what he has to do," Ramnarine said.

Miller, of Dania Beach, had an extensive criminal history including arrests for burglary, robbery and theft, police said Wednesday.

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