Man charged with murder in Raleigh convenience store shooting


Zachary Thompson

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The suspect wanted for killing a young father outside a Raleigh convenience store has been booked into jail.

Zachary Thompson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder.

Surveillance video released from the scene showed a gray SUV pull into the parking lot.

The driver opened his door and waited for another man, 21-year-old Anthony Pope, to come out of the store on Hawkins Mill Road.

The driver is seen pulling out a gun and firing about 5 shots.

Officers said Pope told them on the scene Thompson was the one who shot him.

That information was corroborated by witnesses on the scene.

The 24-year-old suspect reportedly turned himself in and admitted to shooting Pope.

However, he said the victim shot at him first.

Police said in the affidavit surveillance video of the incident clearly showed Pope did not fire a weapon.

Family members also said the entire thing was over a woman.

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