MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie teen is in the hospital after being shot multiple times inside a convenience store over the weekend and another teen is charged with firing those shots.
Police were called to the store at the corner of E. Jackson St. and S. Hackley St. Saturday afternoon. Investigators said Deshawn Drye fired at least eight shots inside and outside the convenience store. The chaos sent people running and scrambling to get out of the store.
Amareon Davis, 18, was hit at least three times. Police believe the shooting began when there were comments made about someone's grandmother. Investigators said Davis initially hit Drye. Then, as Drye was attempting to fight back, his gun went off. He's seen on surveillance video chasing Davis out of the store, fingering multiple rounds.
Drye's mother, Tanna, was also arrested. Police say the two took off after the shooting.
"When she realized they were going to get pulled over, she took the gun and opened her door and threw it out onto the street," said Ronald Locke, an investigators with the Muncie Police Department.
So far this year, police have responded to at least 10 emergency calls to the store. Last year, they responded to 24 calls. Police said the store is at the crossroads of two communities that are known to fight.
Davis' friends said he had one bullet removed from his knee, but still has other bullets doctors might remove. They said the teen is awake and talking, but isn't out of the woods just yet.