FL Store Clerk Fatally Shoots Man For Stealing $36 Worth Of Beer

A Florida convenience store clerk fatally shot a man who was trying to steal $36 worth of beer from his store, police said. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has charged 22-year-old Mehedeun Hasan with second-degree murder. 

Hasan has been in jail since last week's shooting, but his charge was elevated after 43-year-old Rennie Defoe Jr. died Saturday.

According to officials, Defoe entered the Lakeland store, picked up three 18-packs of Natural Ice beer from the beer cooler, and then walked out of the store without paying.

Defoe was already in his car and backing out of a parking spot when Hasan ran outside and opened fire. sheriff's officers said. Defoe was taken to a nearby hospital, where he eventually died.

Hasan was being held without bond. 

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