Masked gunmen arrested after robbing gas station
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three men were arrested after robbing a gas station late Tuesday night.
Two masked gunmen entered a gas station in the 2500 block of Kirby Whitten and forced an employee to the ground.
They then demanded money from another employee, left with the cash, and escaped in a red Pontiac.
Officers responding to the robbery call checked a nearby apartment complex, Country Side North Apartments, and saw a red Pontiac Prix.
A man was in the car, and immediately drove away when an officer stopped his squad car.
Two other men were standing outside the car, so the officer got out of his vehicle.
One of the man, 19-year-old Chester Hooker, pointed a gun at the officer, who fired one shot toward the men. Neither Hooker nor the other man, 19-year-old Maxey Maxwell, were hit. They both ran and were later taken into custody. The man who drove away, 20-year-old Cedric Logan, was found with the car in the 7100 block of Rose Trail.
Maxwell and Logan are charged with aggravated robbery.Hooker is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
The officer who shot at Hooker and Maxwell has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.