Authorities were investigating at a Miramar produce market Monday after they said the store's owner opened fire on two men who ambushed and robbed him. Owner Erol Morrison tells NBC 6 South Florida about the ordeal.
Authorities were investigating at a Miramar produce market Monday after they said the store's owner opened fire on two men who ambushed and robbed him.
Owner Erol Morrison told NBC 6 South Florida about the ordeal.
"I'm injured, I'm harmed, they beat up on me," he said.
The crime occurred at Sam’s West Indian Produce at 3156 South University Drive, according to Miramar Police.
Two masked men ambushed the man, who was opening his business at 10 a.m., and made off with cash, according to police.
"They stopped me and they say they want Black and Milds, and I say I didn't have any, and as soon as I walked to the front, they came behind me and take me from behind," he said.
But Morrison was able to keep a secret from the robbers.
"I was armed, but I didn't want them to know that I was armed, so I was calm enough for them to not find that out," he said.
The suspects were not aware of the weapon until Morrison opened fire.
"In the end, the store owner pulled out a firearm and shot multiple times at one suspect," said Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues. "We do know he was hit at least once."
Police believe the injured man may seek treatment at an area hospital. Morrison was able to call police from a nearby Greek restaurant and is said to be doing well.
The suspects, described as black men around 5-feet-6-inches tall, fled the scene in a burgundy Cadillac CTS with a spare tire on the front passenger side.