Louisville Metro Police said 33-year-old Munye Adan was working at the BP gas station on East Broadway Saturday when the shooting happened. He told investigators it was "an accident."
The whole thing was caught on surveillance video.
Community activist Christopher 2X has met with the victim, who only wants to be identified as Scott, several times in the hospital.
"He was looking around for stuff. He said the clerk allegedly said, 'Hurry up! What're you going to do?'" 2X said about Scott's account of what happened. "He replied back to him, 'Hey, I'm just looking for stuff. Can you just give me time?'"
2X said Scott has only lived in Louisville for about a month and is homeless.
"'Hey you need to hurry up and get out of my store,'" 2X said about the last thing Scott remembers before getting shot. "The victim said he felt the clerk was very agitated."
Adan reportedly admitted to police that he shot the man. Police say he then hid the weapon in a restroom at the store.
He is charged with assault and tampering with physical evidence.
In court Monday, District Court Judge Sean Delahanty released Adan on home incarceration and required him to sign an order barring any contact with the victim.
"You're not to possess, or attempt to possess, purchase, or attempt to purchase, a firearm while this case is pending. And you need to stay away from the BP store while this case is pending," said Delahanty.
The victim is reportedly in stable condition.
2X said the victim was not armed when he entered the store.
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