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Clerk charged after deadly convenience store shooting

Memphis police charged a convenience store clerk with second degree murder after an overnight altercation at a North Memphis convenience store. Memphis police charged a convenience store clerk with second degree murder after an overnight altercation at a North Memphis convenience store.
Ahmed Ibrahim, photo courtesy Shelby County Jail. Ahmed Ibrahim, photo courtesy Shelby County Jail.

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police charged a convenience store clerk with second degree murder after an overnight altercation at a North Memphis convenience store.

It took 44 days for the gunman in the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, FL, to be arrested due to that state's Stand Your Ground law.

Tennessee has a similar law, yet the store clerk was arrested almost immediately.

The Jet Market at 3218 Watkins was anything but quiet Thursday night as police and paramedics descended on the convenience store following a shooting.

It wasn't a robbery. Ahmed Ibrahim, the 29-year-old store clerk, told police the shooting followed a disturbance inside the store caused by the victim Kevin McCann.

Police say the victim was a 38-year-old former employee who, according to Ibrahim, came into the store causing trouble.

Ibrahim claims that disturbance turned physical and ended when he opened fire on the ex-employee.

That victim was rushed to the Med, but later died.

Police officers charged Ibrahim with second degree murder.

Tennessee's Stand Your Ground self-defense law went into effect in 2007.

It basically allows people to use deadly force anywhere - inside or outside homes, businesses, other buildings, cars, even tents - as long as they have "a reasonable belief there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury."

If it turns out the person was wrong about the threat, there's not a problem as long as it was "believed to be real at the time" of the confrontation.

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