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Gunman sought in Wake County convenience store shooting

Posted June 21, 2012
Updated June 22, 2012

A man was shot Thursday night at a convenience store southwest of Raleigh, according to Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

— Wake County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man responsible for shooting a convenience store employee in the neck during a robbery Thursday night.

Hardee Parrish, who owns Hardee's Food Mart on Penny Road in southwest Raleigh, said that the shooter approached clerk Jerry Fuquay as he was closing the store around 9 p.m., stole a bank bag and shot him.

Neighbors near the store said they heard gunshots and that the robber was wearing a mask.

Authorities have not confirmed the report and have not released any other details about the case.

Fuquay, who has worked at the store for 25 years, was listed in good condition at a local hospital Friday afternoon.

"He's an outstanding person, as far as I'm concerned," Thomas Fann, who has lived next to the store for 18 years, said Friday. "I don't know why somebody would actually shoot him."


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  • WageSlave Jun 22, 2012

    I also walked down there last night and there were NO RPD. Only Wake Country sheriffs office and the Highway Patrol.

  • WageSlave Jun 22, 2012

    I live three houses down from this store. It is not city limits. I burn brush weekly with no problem. I also target shoot. I have had the police come out and again they confirmed I am NOT in city limits. I can shoot my pistol as long as I am a safe distance from neighbors homes and I am shooting in a responsible manner.

    And he probably didn't return fire because he got shot in the dang neck. Are you going to hold your neck or return fire?

  • beaupeep Jun 22, 2012

    Grenade: I have no idea. I live between that store and Raleigh and often burn brush unless there is a burn ban. I guarantee that RFD is not coming to ANY fire (brush or house) in the county unless assistance is requested by Swift Creek (Volunteer) Fire Department.

    Your neighbors were told wrong.

  • greg69innc Jun 22, 2012

    why didnt he return fire??

  • OneLove Jun 22, 2012

    UNC PH.d ~ tsk, tsk, you know there isn't enough money to pay out all the winners.

  • scrita Jun 22, 2012

    Sorry - I meant "Grenade," not "Grendem"

  • UNC PH.d Jun 22, 2012

    Grenade is partially right. It is obviously "Country" if you drive around that area, but even Wake Tech way down 401 is considered "Rural Raleigh area" and has a Raleigh address. Who wants to bet the race of the assailant though? LOL

  • scrita Jun 22, 2012

    Grendem -- i currently live less than a mile from there. i promise you it is not city limits. i do not pay city taxes. believe me, i would know if i did. but, you do still have to abide by the city of raleigh burning laws.....

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 22, 2012

    Beaupeep -

    Then tell me why City of Raleigh laws apply. We were repeatedly told that by both firemen and policemen when we tried to burn brush that had fallen on the property after one of the hurricanes.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 22, 2012

    scrita - "No, that is NOT the city limits. It's county."

    I use to live there. Firemen and the police told our neighbors often they had to obey City of Raleigh burning and nuisance laws because we were part of rural Raleigh City limits.