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Shooting near Overton Park leaves man in critical condition, dog injured

Memphis Police responded to a robbery and shooting call Monday morning around midnight at the Shell Gas Station at 1923 Poplar Ave.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in critical condition after a shooting occurred Sunday night at a gas station near Overton Park.

Memphis Police responded to a robbery and shooting call Sept. 18 around midnight at the Shell Gas Station at 1923 Poplar Ave.

MPD said a man was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the register. He then shot the man behind the register and took the money.

When the man ran out of the store, he was chased by a dog that was standing outside with its owner, and he shot the dog in the leg.

MPD said the 31-year-old man was taken to Regional One Health in critical condition.

According to MPD, the suspect was a man wearing a medical mask, a blue Walmart vest, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information related to the shooting should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH).

Robbery and Aggravated Assault Shell Gas Station 1923 Poplar Avenue Report #2309027260ME Memphis, TN - On Sunday, September 17, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers received a shots fired call at the Shell Gas Station located at 1923 Poplar Avenue. Officers were advised that a business robbery just occurred, and the clerk was shot in the stomach. The suspect was a lone male armed with a handgun who demanded money from the register. The victim complied. However, the suspect fired one shot at the victim, striking him in the stomach. The suspect took an unknown amount of money from the register and fled the business. Another male was standing outside the business with his dog at the time of the robbery. As the suspect fled, the victim’s dog ran towards the suspect. The suspect fired two shots at the dog, striking the dog in the leg. Suspect #1 was a Black male, bald, with a dark complexion, 5’10”, in his late 20s to early 30s, wearing a blue Walmart work vest, black t-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, and a COVID-style face covering. He was armed with a black handgun. At this time, no arrest has been made, and this is an ongoing investigation. The photos and video of the suspect are attached. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a personal ID number, and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org, where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”. If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, September 18, 2023

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