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Store clerk arrested, charged after shooting man, police say

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide/ADW Unit have arrested a store clerk they say shot a man early Monday morning.

On October 14, just before 5 a.m., officers responded to the Silver Express Gas Station on North Tryon Street in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon called made by the store clerk, Larry Johnson, 62. 

Once on scene, the officers found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, who was seriously injured, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center. 

Detectives then responded to the hospital and to the crime scene to conduct an investigation.

Johnson was taken voluntarily to police headquarters to speak with detectives.

He told the detectives that as he was approaching the business to open for the morning, a male subject began walking up to him. Then, believing he was about to be robbed, he told the male to stop several times, police said.

The male continued to advance, and Johnson fired.

"The male never displayed a weapon or made any threats towards Mr. Johnson," the official report states.

Additional information gathered during the investigation led detectives to sign a warrant for Johnson's arrest.

On Tuesday, October 15, Johnson was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where he was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was listed at Carolinas Medical Center in stable condition Tuesday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide/ADW Unit Detective.

The public can also call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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