Pawn shop worker kills customer

September 5, 2010 11:54:48 AM PDT
A pawn shop worker fatally shot a 50-year-old customer after the man loaded a handgun from the case with his own ammo, left the store and fired a round at the employee.

The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that Melvin Clark, a regular customer entered Northwest Pawn Shop on Saturday afternoon and asked to see a pistol. Clark loaded his own ammo into the weapon with the store employee's approval.

Clark left the store, turned and fired at the employee. Officials say the employee returned fire, killing Clark.

The case has been referred without charges to a Harris County grand jury.