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Kwik Sak Clerk Charged After Firing Shots at Shoplifting Suspect

2/9/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      

Kwik Sak clerk Said Hermina, 31, is charged with aggravated assault after he fired shots at a man who fled the market with an 18-pack of beer without paying for it.       

Jerry Smith Jr., 44, entered the Kwik Sak, 2012 S. Hamilton Road, at 2:30 a.m.  He went to the cooler and selected an 18-pack of beer which he brought to the counter. After his credit card was declined, Smith ran out the door with the beer.  Hermina chased after Smith and fired three shots, striking Smith in the leg.  Smith was treated and released.  He faces a misdemeanor theft charge for taking the beer valued at $17.99.      

Hermina is jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond.                                                                    

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Said Hermina, 31

Jerry Smith Jr., 44