Man, juvenile detained following shooting at Raleigh gas station
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Investigators have taken two suspects into custody following an early morning shooting at a Raleigh gas station.
According to an affidavit, officers responded to the Citgo Flash Market in the 2900 block of Old Austin Peay Highway around 2 a.m. Friday.
The store owner stated a clerk was working the front when two men and a juvenile entered. As one of the adults, Patreon Brown, made a purchase, the second man picked up five drinks and stuffed them in his pant pockets.
Seeing the crime, the clerk asked the group to pay for the items. Brown reportedly told him he would shoot the clerk if he didn’t let them walk away.
The clerk quickly notified two other employees who went outside to confront the group a second time. That’s when Brown pointed a weapon that they said looked like an AK-47 and the owner drew his own weapon and shot once into the air.
The two exchanged gunfire as the second male suspect and three others inside the getaway car took off down Old Austin Peay. Brown eventually fled too, leaving the juvenile behind.
Brown was eventually taken into custody near Springs Court and Raleigh Lagrange. He reportedly admitted to shooting at the clerk, but said it was only because he was scared.
He even told authorities they could retrieve the gun from his bedroom.
Brown was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest.
The juvenile’s identity has not been released.
If you know anything that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.