Plant City Police Department took Emarjai Tyrel Walker into custody in connection with the April 6 incident that hospitalized a clerk.
Four days after a Sunoco gas station clerk was shot during a robbery, Plant City Police Department was able to locate and arrest a suspect at his residence, the department announced Friday.
At approximately 2:50 p.m. Friday afternoon, PCPD made contact with Emarjai Tyrel Walker, 23, and arrested him. Walker is facing one count of attempted first degree murder with firearm causing great bodily harm and robbery (less than $300) with firearm causing great bodily harm.
According to PCPD, the incident occurred at approximately 12:01 a.m. April 6. Officers received a 911 call that a store clerk at the Sunoco gas station, 2911 James L. Redman Parkway, was shot. Two witnesses found the injured clerk behind the counter with a gunshot wound before police arrived.
When the responding officers arrived at the scene, they looked the clerk over, assessed his injuries and observed the man sustained a gunshot wound to the face. They also found there was no readily apparent exit wound, according to PCPD. Shortly thereafter, Plant City Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and transported the 22-year-old man to the hospital.
Police said the clerk gave the suspect the cash he demanded, but the gunman shot him anyway. The clerk is listed in critical but stable condition, according to PCPD.
Though Walker has been arrested, the investigation is still ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact PCPD at 813-757-9200.