Wrong kind of shot: Inpatient customer open fire after beer line was too long, cops say

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Source: MEGA; High Point police

Aug. 13 2021, Published 9:31 a.m. ET

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It wasn't beer time.

Impatient customers at a North Carolina store opened fire after the wait to buy their suds was too long, police said.

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On July 31, officers in High Point, North Carolina, responded to Apple Tree Grocery on East Green Drive when they were told about an assault, according to police.

When they arrived, officers found the 30-year-old store clerk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his groin and legs, according to High Point police.

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Investigators say the men were agitated about waiting in line at the cash register to buy their beer, police noted. The suspect tried to go to another employee in the beer cooler and tried to give that worker money.

When he refused, the shooting happened, police said.

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The shooting was captured on video surveillance. The video shows two men arguing with the clerk in the beer cooler area. One of the men then shot the clerk several times, according to police.

The clerk was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.

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During the investigation, the shooter was identified as Mario Antonio Harrison, 52, and warrants were obtained for attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Harrison was arrested by the Lexington Police Department on Aug. 8, according to High point police. Harrison was transferred to the Guilford County Jail on Tuesday and is being held under a $1 million bond.

Police say the investigation into the shooting continues.


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