High Point Store Vendor Shooting Arrest, Police Say | criminality


Courtesy of the High Point Police Department

Staff reports

HIGH POINT – A High Point man who shot a grocery clerk after getting impatient while waiting to pay for beer was arrested on Sunday, police said in a press release.

Mario Antonio Harrison, 52, was arrested by Lexington Police and received warrants from High Point for attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a criminal.

Harrison’s arrest comes after a July 31 incident at Apple Tree Grocery.

At approximately 10 p.m., officers responded to the store at 1105 E. Green Drive and found the 30-year-old salesman with multiple gunshot wounds to his groin and legs.

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The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment and was in stable condition.

Police said two men did not want to wait to pay for their beer at the checkout. The men went into the beer cooler to persuade another employee to take their money.

Surveillance video shows the men arguing with the clerk in the cooler area when the employee refused to take the money. As the men left the cooler, one pulled a handgun from his belt and shot the clerk several times, police said.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the incident.