Man charged with attempted murder in gas station shooting

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Jacquay Dunlap

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars for allegedly trying to kill someone outside a Whitehaven gas station Saturday morning.

Jacquay Dunlap, 23, is charged with attempted murder among other charges in connection with a shooting at the Valero gas station at 443 East Shelby Drive.

Jacquay Dunlap

According to court documents, Dunlap admitted to police to firing at the victim.

The victim didn't suffer any injuries.

Shortly after the shooting, Dunlap allegedly left the scene in a black SUV, only to be found nine minutes later.

Police say he pleaded guilty earlier this year to theft. He is expected to make a court appearance Monday morning.

Visitors at the gas station Sunday said shootings are common in the area.

WREG found that in the past six months, a variety of crimes have taken place at that location including aggravated assaults, thefts and robberies and even a homicide.

Back in August, three people were shot and one man was killed. We've yet to hear any word from police on any arrests or a suspect.

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