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Florida gas station owner arrested after shooting beer thief, deputies say

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Florida beer thief shot by the convenience of the owner of the shop

Raw security footage shows the man to escape in his car with three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer.

A gas station store owner in Florida was arrested after he allegedly shot a man who stole approximately $36 beer from his shop.

Mehedeun Hasan, 22, was charged with attempted murder after deputies with the Polk’s County Sheriff’s Office said he shot 43-year-old Rennie Defoe, Jr., Fox 13 reported.

Mehedeun Hasan, 22, was indicted for attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man who police say stole $36 beer from his grocery store.

(Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

Defoe, police said, stole three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer from the shop on Tuesday night and hopped into his Toyota Camry.

Hasan and his 61-year-old father, who is also co-owner of the shop, witness Defoe take the beer. Hasan is seen on surveillance footage walking in the direction of a private section of the store, and returned with a gun.

Both Hassan and his father walk away after Defoe, but not for Hasan seemingly drops the gun and kicks.

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Afterwards, security video appears to show Hasan is pointing the gun directly in Defoe’s car window and shooting as he backed up and drives away.

A certain point, after he was shot, Defoe crashed with his car, the news station reported. He was transported to a hospital with bullet wounds in his left arm and chest, and remains in critical condition.

Deputies said Defoe, who was recently released from prison, has a criminal past, which includes charges of robbery, domestic battery and drug possession.

Hasan has no criminal record.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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