Gas station security guard shoots man firing at car

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CLEVELAND – A 23-year-old man who was firing shots at a moving car was stopped when he was shot by a gas station security guard.

Cleveland police were called out at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday to a gas station on West 117th Street when shots were heard. When they arrived, they found De Shaun Larkin in the parking lot of the station with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, wrist and leg.

It turns out that customers of the station had told the security guard, Lee Andre Banks, that Larkin was part of a group that were acting up in the parking lot. When Banks went to investigate, he saw Larkin with a handgun, firing shots at a moving vehicle. Banks ordered him to drop the gun, and that was when Larkin turned toward Banks with the gun still in his hand and was shot.

The gun turned out to have been stolen from Middleburg Heights.

Larkin was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. He remains hospitalized and under arrest.

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