Police: Man steals wallet, gets shot at

Kervin Gardiner, 55, was arrested May 15 in Oklahoma City on complaints of robbery in the first degree. (Oklahoma County Jail)

Police say a nearly 80-year-old man fired shots at a suspect after he was robbed at a metro gas station.

Oklahoma City Police Department reports show at approximately 3:55 p.m. May 13 officers were called to a shooting in the are of NW 10 and MacArthur. When police arrived they were pointed in the direction of a man who was observed shooting at a fleeing man.

An officer caught up with the 79-year-old man who stated he had just been robbed. The man told police he was getting gas at 1028 N. MacArthur when a man ran up behind him and grabbed his wallet from his back pocket and fled the area. The victim then grabbed a gun from his truck and fired several shots at the man's feet because "he didn't want to shoot anyone else".

Police were able to identify the suspect as 55-year-old Kervin Leon Gardiner. Gardiner was arrested May 15 on complaints of robbery in the first degree.

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