Jason Dyer-Mitchell: Ohio man who killed 2 in gas station shooting was placed on probation in 2022 for punching man with nail

Jason Dyer-Mitchell: Ohio man who killed 2 in gas station shooting was placed on probation in 2022 for punching man with nail
Jason Dyer-Mitchell was also arrested for attacking a man on Jan 3, 2002 in Miami Beach (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation)

MIAMI, FLORIDA: An Ohio man who was placed on probation in 2022 after striking another man in the face with a nail between his knuckles was again taken into custody early on Saturday morning, April 13, after killing two convenience store employees and gravely injuring a customer.

Jason Dyer-Mitchell, a 23-year-old member of Powerhouse Gym Miami, was easily recognized by the black hoodie he was sporting with the word "POWER" printed in white.

2 Chevron employees shot dead and 1 critically injured

The gas station where the shooting occurred was across the street from the apartment where he was taken into custody.

The shooting claimed the lives of Chevron employees Shahbaz Hussain, 51, and Shamun Shaukat, 42, and 57-year-old Elijah Shorter was critically injured.

As first responders arrived on the scene, they heard an officer say over the police scanners, "We've got a total of three victims. Two inside and one outside. It looks like two may be [dead] and one is still alive," as reported by CBS News.

After interviewing witnesses, detectives arrived approximately one hour after first responders.

Witnesses stated that they had seen Dyer-Mitchell inside the store prior to Shaukat confronting him for allegedly shoplifting, according to the arrest affidavit. Hussain and Shorter were standing next to the two when they started to argue at this point.

Jason Dyer-Mitchell fled the scene after shooting

After drawing his gun and shooting all three of the men, Dyer-Mitchell fled the gas station and entered the nearby apartment building, intensifying the argument. 

The suspect, who refused to speak with detectives after his arrest, was found in an apartment where police also claimed to have discovered a 9mm magazine in a fanny pack and an IWI Masada 9mm pistol, according to CrimeOnline.

Court documents state that Dyer-Mitchell was taken into custody on January 3, 2022, and that he was charged with drug and alcohol offenses as well as aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The court "withheld adjudication" and sentenced him to two years of probation, which ended in September of last year, after the prosecution dropped the drug charges.

According to jail records, Dyer-Mitchell was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of battery on a visitor or other inmate.

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