Strangers help and pray with gunshot victim

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As a frightening scene and shooting unfolds at a Gwinnett County gas station, some strangers stopped to help a man with a gunshot wound.

One man offered to pray.

"He said he was afraid. He didn't want to die," said Julius Glover, who believes divine intervention led him to take an unusual route to work, then stumbled upon a man clinging to life at the Exxon gas station off Oakland Road.

"I told him, 'Relax, stay still man, you're shot in the chest...' He panicked, and I started praying with him," Glover said.

"I asked, 'Can I pray?' We prayed the Lord's Prayer," Glover said. Glover had retrieved napkins and ice for the man, and tried to keep him calm before paramedics arrived. 

Paramedics took the man to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Glover was later distraught to learn the man had passed away.

"If that's what [God] willed me to do, I'm glad I was able," Glover said tearfully.

Police said the man was involved in a fight with another man at the gas station, which led to gunfire. Police said the gunshot victim pulled over to confront a man he knew, who happened to be fixing a flat tire on his Jeep; during the physical altercation, the shooter pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Police said the man with the gun remained on the scene and is being interviewed by police. Officers said investigators were working to determine if there would be any charges, or if the shooter acted in self-defense.