Mesa Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Shooting Suspect

July 23, 2009

The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a male subject who shot a clerk at the Chevron Store located at 1956 E. Southern Avenue.

On Thursday, July 23, 2009 at approximately 2:10 am, the suspect and another subject entered the Chevron store located at 1956 E. Southern Avenue and attempted to purchase alcohol. After being refused, the subjects became upset and exited the store heading toward the pumps. The clerk noticed that they did not have a vehicle near the gas pumps and was concerned that they were going to damage the pumps.

The clerk exited the store and asked the subjects to leave the property. A verbal and physical altercation ensued between the clerk and the suspect. The second subject was not involved in the altercation and told the suspect to leave. Thinking the situation was over, the clerk started walking back to the store. As the clerk walked away, the suspect shot him in the back of the thigh. Both subjects fled the area in a green 2-door passenger vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male, mid- to late-20's, about 5' 10" tall, 150 pounds, with short dark hair. The suspect had a handgun on his hip.

The second subject is described as a black male, mid- to late-20's, about 5' 11" tall, 150 pounds, with short black hair.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377). 


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