A Conway man says he was shot at after breaking a glass bottle over the head of a man who he claims attempted to steal his keys.
Conway police responded to a shots fired call at the gas station, located in the 500 block of East Dave Ward Drive, around 11:12 a.m. Sunday.
Gas station employees told police they heard either a gun shot or glass breaking outside, and then observed a white SUV, with a window shot out, leaving the parking lot. Officers were able to collect a shell casing from the scene, and observed broken glass in the parking lot.
Minutes after leaving the scene, officers were dispatched again to the location after being advised the victim had returned.
The 24-year-old Conway man told police he was approached by a heavy-set, 35-year-old black man who asked for money. While reaching for money, the victim said the man attempted to take his keys.
At that point, the victim said he broke a glass liquor bottle over the head of the man, who then brandished a pistol and fired the weapon.
The victim said he then left the parking lot, and went to a relative’s home. The victim said the suspect was driving a white Chevrolet Caprice, possibly a 1997 model.
Officers were able to collect a fragmented bullet and dried blood from the victim’s vehicle. All evidence was sent to the State Crime Lab, the police report states.
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