Man accused of shooting store clerk arrested
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida man accused of a violent attack at a local convenience store last week has turned himself in to police.
On the night of Aug. 1, Fort Lauderdale police charged Gevaenydo Mckenzie with attempted murder after he shot a store clerk at the U-Save convenience store on Northwest 19th Street and 40th Avenue.
According to Lauderhill Police, Mckenzie did not want to wait in line and when he tried to get behind the counter, the clerk grabbed a baseball bat. They said Mckenzie left and returned barefoot, with shoes in one hand and a gun in the other. "The customer went out, grabbed his gun and started shooting up the store while we had customers inside," said store manager Moe Nasser.
A total of five shots went off. Store clerk Ramzi Foqahaa tried to dodge the bullets but was struck twice. "I know he got shot twice, once in the stomach and once in the shoulder," said Moe Nasser.
Twenty-one-year-old Foqahaa is now paralyzed from the waist down. "It's critical. He has a bullet stuck in his spine, and they say there's a 99 percent chance he's never going to walk again," said store owner Nash Nasser.
Mckenzie is now facing a number of charges and will likely appear in court on Thursday.
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