Suspect charged with murder following deadly gas station shooting


Deangelo Thomas

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Authorities have made an arrest following a deadly shooting over the weekend on Winchester.

On Saturday, July 13, officers were called to the Citgo gas station at 4251 Winchester following a reported shooting. When police arrived they found Daniel Perry suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He later died on the scene.

Surveillance video from the scene reportedly showed a man getting into Perry’s car and closing the door. Several moments later, the same individual was seen running from the car to a Ford F-150 and fleeing the scene.

Police said the suspect also left his cellphone in the victim’s car.

During the investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect as Deangelo Thomas. He was questioned by police several days after the incident and told them that he meet Perry to buy marijuana. He said while in the car, Perry reached behind his seat a second time, and that’s when Thomas pulled out a gun and shot him.

He said he grabbed the marijuana before fleeing the vehicle.

He was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree murder in perpetration of robbery, especially aggravated robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun.

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