Posted: Jul 3, 2013 3:15 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jul 3, 2013 3:39 PM
PHOENIX- A suspect in a fatal shooting of a man outside a Phoenix convenience store is in custody.
Phoenix police say 34-year-old William Scroggins turned himself in to Tempe police.
He's being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
Investigators say Scroggins met Michael Abernathy and Abernathy's brother at a Circle K store at about 11:30 p.m. Monday to celebrate Abernathy's 35th birthday.
Police say Scroggins and Abernathy argued while at the store and Scroggins pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot Abernathy.
Officers found Abernathy with a gunshot wound outside the store. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police didn't immediately know Wednesday if Scroggins has an attorney yet.
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