A Fresno store clerk shot a man wanted by state parole agents after the man harassed him and yelled “(Expletive) the police, go ahead and call them.”
The clerk at Family Food Market on Belmont and College avenues in central Fresno told police that 28-year-old Marcus Hardin came into the store and immediately started harassing him. Hardin threatened the clerk multiple times, throwing his hands in the air and ripping off his backpack, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
When Hardin wouldn’t leave, the clerk took out a handgun and told him he would shoot if he attacked him. Hardin continued to harass the clerk, spitting on him and moving to get around the counter, Gomez said.
The clerk shot Hardin once in the abdomen and then called the police department.
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Hardin has a significant history of arrests and is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Once he is treated at Community Regional Medical Center, he will be booked into the Fresno County Jail.
Investigators are working to determine if any other charges will be sought, Gomez said.