Woman shoots at gas station clerk after being denied cigarettes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman shoots at gas station clerk after being denied cigarettes

Person of interest (left), Suspected shooter (right) (Source: MPD) Person of interest (left), Suspected shooter (right) (Source: MPD)
Suspected shooter (Source: MPD) Suspected shooter (Source: MPD)
Red Ford Mustang the suspect left the gas station in (Source: MPD) Red Ford Mustang the suspect left the gas station in (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A woman opened fire at a gas station employee when the employee refused to sell her cigarettes.

It happened August 8 at the M&N Tobacco in the 1600 block of E Raines Road.

Memphis police said the cashier asked the woman for identification; when she could not provide any, the cashier asked her to leave.

The woman stormed out of the store and got into a red Ford Mustang. While pulling out of the parking space, she pointed a handgun at the cashier and opened fire.

"We can close the door, call the police, but we never have to do that," said Cameisha Mattison, who works at M&N Tobacco.

Employees at the store said that regardless of the high volume of customers, they rarely have problems.

"It's very surprising to me that someone would just open fire like that," Mattison said.

Mattison was not at work when the incident happened, but she said she has been on edge since it happened. She had a message for anyone looking to start trouble.

"When you cause trouble, trouble follows you. When you do good, good follows you. When you do bad, bad follows you."

The cashier was not injured.

Memphis police released surveillance pictures of the woman and of another woman that came to the store with her.

If you know anything that might help police with the investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH  (2274), text 'AWARD' to 274637 or visit www.528cash.org.

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