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Shocking moment man steals shopper’s firearm from his back pocket at Detroit gas station


Shocking moment man steals shopper’s firearm from his back pocket at a Detroit gas station before holding HIM at gunpoint

  • Detroit police say they have arrested man wanted in January 28 gas station theft 
  • Video footage shows man in red hooded sweatshirt stealing gun from shopper 
  • Shopper, 53, was licensed to carry a concealed firearm, according to police 
  • Suspect seen grabbing gun from shopper’s pocket before aiming different gun 
  • Armed suspect then flees the gas station with help from accomplice nearby 
  • Last week, police asked public for help in identifying suspect from the video 
  • But officers realized they arrested suspect in connection with separate crime
  • Marcus Brown was charged in non-fatal shooting of man, 19, on January 27 

A man caught on surveillance camera snatching a gun from a shopper at a convenience store in Detroit and then aiming a different weapon at him before fleeing has been arrested for shooting another man in a separate incident.

Video footage released by the Detroit Police Department shows a suspect in a red hooded sweatshirt entering a convenience store at the BP gas station at West Seven Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue on January 28.

The suspect notices a 53-year-old man standing at a nearby counter with his back turned while speaking to the cashier. Within seconds, the suspect grabs a gun from the man’s pocket, WDIV-TV reported.

The man appears to take a few steps toward the suspect, who then points a different gun at the man’s face.

Detroit police said that the man seen in the red Nike hooded sweatshirt during a robbery at a gas station convenience store on January 28 has been arrested for a shooting unrelated to this incident

The suspect is seen above reaching for a gun inside the pocket of a 53-year-old man who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, according to police

The suspect is seen above reaching for a gun inside the pocket of a 53-year-old man who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, according to police

The image above shows the suspect quickly grab the gun from the unsuspecting shopper's pocket

The image above shows the suspect quickly grab the gun from the unsuspecting shopper’s pocket

The suspect then points a different firearm that he had in his possession at the 53-year-old man before fleeing with the help of an accomplice who is seen right holding the door open

The suspect then points a different firearm that he had in his possession at the 53-year-old man before fleeing with the help of an accomplice who is seen right holding the door open

Detroit police said that the man in the red sweater (above) is Marcus Brown, who was charged on February 12 in the non-fatal shooting of another man in a separate incident on January 27

Brown is picture above after he was booked on February 12

Detroit police said that the man in the red sweater (left) is Marcus Brown (right), who was charged on February 12 in the non-fatal shooting of another man in a separate incident on January 27

The suspect, who appears to be with an accomplice who held the door open, darts out of the convenience store and into a black Pontiac G6 with no license plate.

On February 12, Marcus Brown was charged in connection with a shooting that left a 19-year-old man critically wounded at a different gas station on January 27.

The victim told police that three men in black ski masks confronted him at the Project Green Light Citgo gas station on Eight Mile and Glastonbury just before midnight on January 26.

One of the men was armed with a handgun and shot him, according to The Detroit News. The three men were then seen fleeing south on Glastonbury.

The incident on January 28 took place at the convenience store next to the BP gas station located at West Seven Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue

The incident on January 28 took place at the convenience store next to the BP gas station located at West Seven Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Brown was arrested on February 9 during a traffic stop near West McNichols and Stout.

The Detroit Police Department released a video of the January 28 incident, asking the public for help in finding the man seen stealing a gun from a licensed concealed carrier.

Police later realized, however, that the man they were looking for was in custody for a separate crime. 

Brown has been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, one count of weapons firearms possession by felon and three counts of weapons felony firearm.

He was given a $100,000 cash bond. 

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