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Man shot outside Nash convenience store

Posted March 27, 2011

— A 26-year-old man was shot outside a convenience store in Nash County late Saturday, police said.

Marcus Antonio Alston, 19, of 424 Woodville Drive, is charged with shooting Shiaphan Andrew Lewis at Omar's Quickmart in Nashville.

Police said the store owner said that Alson and Lewis, who are both his friends, were there when he was closing up around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. They went outside to start his car, then he heard a loud noise and saw both men running down Blake Street.

Police said officers found Lewis at Brooklyn and Sixth Street and determined that he had been shot.

Lewis' injuries are serious but non-life-threatening, police said. He was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where his condition was stable Sunday.

Police said they arrested Alston at his home and found a handgun believed to be used in the shooting.

Police haven't determined a motive in the shooting but don't believe it was drug-related.

Alston was placed in the Nash County jail under a $75,000 bond.


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  • lumberman Mar 28, 2011

    At 19 Mr. Alston has started his adult life off with a bang no pun intended. It does appear that he has made it this far without being in the justice system but now that he has broken the seal I will be willing to bet it will not be his last appearance here or in the justice system. I hope the good Rev Barber will seek out this poor soul and give him a helping hand.

  • pskunk119 Mar 28, 2011

    424 WoodFIELD Dr. There is no WoodVILLE Dr in Nashville.

  • countrygirl920 Mar 28, 2011

    That's sad that you can get caught with drugs and get a higher bond but you can try to take someone's LIFE and only get a $75,000 bond? The system is SO messed up! We are praying for you Shiaphan and I hope you have a quick recovery!