JACKSONVILLE. Fla. – Officers responding to a silent alarm at 5 a.m. Saturday at the Speedway gas station on Lem Turner Road, three blocks north of I-95, found a man shot, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
According to police, two men ambushed the store’s clerk while he was opening the store. They forced the clerk to enter the building, then shot the worker during the robbery. The men left the scene on foot.
The victim was transported to UF Health Jacksonville for treatment.
Across the street at Midas, store manager Darrell Vogler, said he and his employees go to the gas station often. Volger was headed there before work when he saw it was blocked off with crime scene tape.
“It makes you wonder about what happened to the rest of the businesses here. What are people thinking that they that desperate to hit up a small convenience store for pocket change, maybe? It’s sad,” Volger said.
He added, “our world needs a little more kindness rather than stress and anger and hate these days.”
Detectives said there were two robbers, but they don’t have good descriptions. Their investigation continues.