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Update: Man attacked at gas station, fires back

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Update: Two men are in the hospital following an attack and shooting on Louisville Avenue in Monroe Monday morning around 10:15 AM.

It happened at 3200 Louisville Avenue at the Hurry Back gas and convenience store. Police say a man was pumping gas when he was attacked by 42-year-old Terry Harris with a stick. That's when police say one of the men pulled a gun and fired.  Harris was wounded in his abdomen as a result. Harris was found at the scene and taken to the hospital where he is in serious, but stable condition.

The other man, who was attacked, fled the scene but was found by police a short time later. He was also taken to the hospital and is also in serious, but stable condition. Police have not released the name of the man initially attacked pending their investigation. Battery charges are pending against Harris.

Police say this could possibly be a case of self defense. They say there was no attempt to rob the store, the store only served as the location of the attack.

Official Police Report:

At approx. 1019 hrs on 02-25-13, the Monroe Police Department responded to a reported shooting that occurred in the 3200 Blk. of Louisville Ave.  Investigation revealed that a subject, later identified as Terry Harris B/M of Monroe dob 11-09-70, was armed with a suspected stick and attacked another male that was fueling his vehicle at the fuel pumps.  A struggle ensued for several seconds during which the Harris continued to assault the alleged victim.  During the course of this attack, a firearm was produced and the Harris was shot once to his torso.  It is unknown at this time which party produced the handgun or fired the weapon.  Harris was found at the scene by Monroe Police and transported to a local hospital by AMR.  His condition is listed as serious but stable.  The victim fled the scene in his vehicle and was located a short time later by Patrol units of Monroe Police.  This subject was later transported to a local hospital and is being treated for the wounds he received in the attack.  His condition is listed as serious but stable.  Witnesses at the scene are currently being interviewed by Monroe Police Detectives and the investigation is ongoing.  Charges of 2nd degree battery are pending against Harris.  Names of the parties involved are being with held pending conclusion of interviews and the initial investigation. As of this time the business at this address, The Hurry Back Convenience store, has no connection to this incident other than the incident unfortunately took place on their property.

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