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A man filmed while firing an AK-47 at a supermarket customer. His lawyer says it's self-defense.



Newly-released surveillance shows 30-year-old Saf Ahmad firing his gun as he leaves his Kwik Pic store in Lauderhill, Florida, west of Fort Lauderdale.

Ahmad, 30, was charged with heavy battery in December 2017 after shooting on Christmas Eve.

Ahmad's attorney Andrew Rier was unavailable for comment on Wednesday in response to Yom Kippur, but told CNN partner WSVN this week that the shoot falls under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which may Protect people who use deadly force to defend themselves against perceived threats without first retreating.

"Mr. Ahmad did not provoke the confrontation," he said. "The confrontation was brought to Mr. Ahmad, and he defended himself."

 A woman was arrested after buying an AK-47 and threatening her old school.

According to the affidavit on the arrest, Ahmad had a man named Jason to the police Morris threatened to dump staff. He threatened to return and kill her in retaliation for a friend who was beaten there.

The footage shows how Morris argues with employees.

Morris left the store, kicked a trashcan and threw it at the shop door. Ahmad grabbed a Glock pistol and walked out behind him.

Morris drives his car in a circle in the parking lot of the shop. According to Rier, Morris threw an object that sounded like a firearm even though the surveillance video did not show him a weapon.

Ahmad told the police that Morris opened his car door and fired a gun at him.

Ahmad tried to fire his pistol, but she blocked. He went back to the store and returned with an AK-47 rifle. according to the affidavit and video.

He fired several times at the AK-47 and one of the bullets hit Morris, court records show.

Morris drove off and crashed his car nearby when Lauderhill police found him and identified him as a victim, according to the affidavit. He survived his injuries.

A district court will hear an application for dismissal of Ahmad's indictment on November 1, according to the court's hearings announcement.

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