Shooting suspect remains in jail
by Rachael Brown
rbrown@annistonstar.com
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An Anniston teen was in jail Tuesday night and could face charges of attempted murder for allegedly shooting two people at a gas station Friday.

Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks said a 17-year-old male from Anniston was identified Monday afternoon as a suspect in a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Shell convenience store at 18th Street and Quintard Avenue. Sparks said he could not release the teen's name because of the suspect's age and because charges were still pending.

Police identified the teen through a review of the store’s surveillance video footage and witness testimony, Sparks said.

Anniston police told The Star Monday that a 23-year-old Gadsden man was struck in the chest by a bullet after an argument with the suspect outside the store. A 21-year-old woman from Oxford who was shopping inside the store had her arm grazed by a bullet and suffered cuts to her neck, arms and face from glass window fragments, according to police. Both victims were taken to Regional Medical Center for treatment and were released Friday night, police said.

Investigators said the victims did not know the suspect.

The teen is likely to be charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied building, Sparks said Tuesday.

The suspect was apprehended Monday afternoon outside an apartment complex on the 1400 block of Cooper Avenue, Sparks said.

Sparks said Tuesday the shooting was still under investigation and more arrests could be made.

Sparks declined to say whether the teen had been formally charged Tuesday evening. Sgt. James Campbell confirmed the teen was in the Anniston City Jail, but said he had not seen a warrant.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.
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