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Vontay Jackson killed in shooting at Exxon on American Way in Memphis

Police apprehended Dameon Thomas, 35, for the fatal shooting.



Update: Police apprehended Dameon Thomas, 35, for the fatal shooting that occurred Thursday evening at a Parkway Village gas station.

Thomas faces charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Around 4:30 pm, officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Exxon gas station located at 2675 Getwell Road.

Officers reported finding a male victim unresponsive on the ground at the scene.

He was transported to Regional One Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from a gunshot wound.

Investigators identified Dameon Thomas as the gunman based on witness accounts, which indicated that Thomas shot the victim after a verbal argument turned physical.

While still at the scene, Thomas was taken into custody by police and brought to the Homicide Bureau for further investigation.

Thomas claimed he shot the victim in self-defense. However, investigators stated that video surveillance from the scene contradicted his statement, showing that the victim was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Dameon

Thomas’s next court date is scheduled for Monday morning. Additionally, on November 5, 2009, Thomas was convicted of aggravated burglary.

Original Report:

A deadly shooting on American Way near Getwell Road is under investigation by Memphis Police.

Officers responded to the scene yesterday around 4:28 pm and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but later died.

Three people have been detained in connection with the shooting, but details remain scarce.

Reports suggest that the incident was allegedly domestic and not random.

The son reportedly shot and killed his father after a fight escalated in the Exxon parking lot.

MPD will provide updates as the investigation unfolds.