Legally Armed Customer Shot, Killed C-Store Robbery Suspect

Police said a 17-year-old was one of two teenagers who tried to rob a gas station early Thursday morning. A customer shot both teens, wounding one and killing the other. One of the suspects, Brenna Harris, made his first court appearance Friday after spending two hours in jail, WSOC-TV reported.

A magistrate let Harris out of jail on what is known as a custody release where there is no bond involved as long as his parents come and sign him out of jail. Judge Matt Osmond was expecting to see Harris on a jail monitor, which is how many defendants appear, but instead he walked in. “Surprised you’re out of jail,” Osmond said.

The shooting happened just before 4 AM at a Charlotte, North Carolina, 7-Eleven. Police said that when they got to the gas station, they found 16-year-old Qwanterrius Stafford inside with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center, where he died. On Thursday afternoon, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said the shooting… Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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