18-year-old arrested after shooting at gas station on Garland Avenue

Northwest Arkansas News

No victims reported

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE #2: An 18-year-old Fayetteville man was arrested in connection to the incident at a gas station on Garland Avenue on Sunday.

According to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department, Christopher Johnson Jr. was arrested on Monday on the following charges: unlawful discharge of a firearm in city limits, obstructing government operations, carrying a weapon, and terroristic act.

According to Johnson’s arrest report, on Sunday at 1240 N. Garland Avenue, it was reported that individuals were shooting at each other and left in separate vehicles.

Officers later located multiple shell casings in the parking lot, some of which were .380 caliber, the report notes.

Video surveillance footage showed a person walk out of the store and fire a handgun multiple times at a vehicle leaving on Garland Avenue. According to the report, investigators recognized the individual shooting as Christopher Johnson.

Police were able to make contact with Johnson on S. Curtis Avenue, while he was sitting in a vehicle. According to police, Johnson provided a false name and birthdate and was in possession of a .380 pistol, and the vehicle in which he was sitting had multiple bullet holes in it.

Johnson was arrested and interviewed, allegedly confessing to police that he was the individual who shot at the vehicle at 1240 North Garland Avenue. Johnson said he shot at the vehicle because they shot his car, and that he and the other individual have an ongoing feud.

According to police, the shell casing found in the parking lot matched the rounds in Johnson’s pistol.

Johnson was arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center.

UPDATE: According to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department on Monday, authorities have not located any victims, suspects, or property damage.

Original story:

The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a shooting at a gas station on Garland Avenue on Sunday.

The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. at the Conoco Gas Station on Garland Avenue, near the Harps Foods, according to police dispatch.

Authorities have not located any victims, and no arrests have been made.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for further updates.

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