Gas station feud turns deadly in Detroit

A dispute over gas prices turned deadly for one gas station owner today.

It happened in Detroit, where police say the owners of two rival gas stations began to argue after one owner decided to lower prices to under three dollars a gallon.

The argument escalated as employees from both gas stations became involved. The owners and employees of the rival station wielded a pole, a baseball bat and then a gun.

Finally the owner of a BP gas station pulled out a gun and fatally shot the owner of a Marathon gas station, who was trying to lower his prices.

Eyewitness Willard Wheeler said,” The owner come out with a gun. I saw (him) shoot the other owner three times, three or four times."

Claudia Berden-Jackson, of the Detroit Police Dept. reports that the individual that the believed to be the shooter has been arrested and a weapon has been recovered.

In the end, 45-year old Jawad Bazzi, owner of the BP gas station, was shot and killed.

Bazzi's family has acknowledged the fight was triggered by a three-cent difference in gas prices.


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