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Man robbed and held at gunpoint at Detroit gas station

Posted at 11:53 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 23:40:49-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Duane Harris regrets a stop at the Mobil gas station on Seven Mile Road and Greenfield.

The father who is expecting the arrival of his second child was robbed at gunpoint according to a police report.

It happened June 7 around 12:30 a.m.

Surveillance footage shows Harris flee his vehicle after he claims a gunman held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger twice while another suspect sat in his backseat.

"Oh, you want to be a tough guy," Harris said the gunman said, "Then he clicked the gun and I closed my eyes.

Footage shows Harris' Dodge Charger leave the scene leaving as he runs on foot to a Detroit police cruiser across the street. Police later found his vehicle, Harris said, the car is totaled and the suspects took money, and other valuables.

"They took my daughters car seat," Harris said. "Like who takes a car seat, a car seat!"

Police were able to make two arrest in the case. However, Harris says the gunman is still at large. He also criticized responding officers for not believing his story.

"The first initial cop that I said something to laughed me off and said, you probably knew him," Harris said he told the officer. "I'm literally terrified. I was crying to a grown man."

Police are now looking into body camera footage to see if the allegations are true. Harris has a GoFundMe page set up to help get back on his feet. If you would like to support: click here

If you have any information about this crime you're urged to contact Detroit police.