2 arrested for murder at Jonesboro store after stealing gun from victim
JONESBORO - A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a murder at a Jonesboro gas station Thursday.
Shortly after 1 p.m. that afternoon, Clayton County police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Flint Road in Jonesboro. They received a report of a person shot.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim, Shannon Watkins, a 37-year-old male, had entered the location to purchase a drink with a holstered weapon on his hip. While waiting in line, a male suspect entered the store and stood behind Watkins. The suspect grabbed the gun from Watkins' hip and ran out of the store.
A struggle ensued between Watkins and the suspect, leading to multiple shots being fired at Watkins. As he attempted to flee, a second subject exited a vehicle and also began firing at him. Both suspects then fled the scene in a white Chrysler 300.
Chris Ervin Jr. has been arrested for murder. (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
Watkins sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. After an extensive investigation by the detectives, the authorities identified Chris Ervin Jr., an 18-year-old male, as one of the suspects in the shooting.
Warrants were obtained for Ervin Jr. for felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to kill, robbery by snatching, cruelty to children in the 1st degree, criminal damage in the 1st degree, discharging a firearm near a highway, reckless conduct, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He was taken into custody by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office.
Kenderrion J. Muse (Supplied)
On Saturday, Kenderrion J. Muse, another 18-year-old male, identified himself to the Clayton County Police as the other suspect.
Muse was charged with felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to kill, robbery by sudden snatching and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
He is currently being held in the Clayton County Jail.