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Man shot after thwarting beer theft at a gas station

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Deputies are looking for a trio of would-be shoplifters who, in late July, shot a man who stopped them from stealing beer at a South Broadway gas station.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that the man was shot once in the chest and hospitalized, but survived the July 26 incident.

BCSO released photos of the three suspects, including one who appeared to be firing a gun, and their vehicle – a black Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

BCSO spokeswoman Jayme Fuller said the man who was shot was “a good Samaritan” and the case remains under investigation.

Deputies responded around 12:25 p.m. to a shooting near Rio Bravo and Broadway SE, according to BCSO. The agency said they found a man who had been shot in the chest outside the Circle K.

BCSO said the man had helped retrieve beer from two men who tried to steal from the gas station and then got into the black SUV. The agency said a third man got out of the SUV’s driver seat and shot at the man, striking him in the chest as he and his stepson got into their vehicle to leave.

BCSO said anyone with information on the case should contact detectives at 505-468-7373 or private message the agency on social media.

A similar incident happened less than a month later.

BCSO said that, on Aug. 24, a couple tried to steal beer from an Allsup’s convenience in the South Valley and the man fired a gun at a security guard who kicked them out.

Fuller said the suspects in that case were identified but have not been arrested.

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