SPD: Store employee fires gun over unmasked customer; caught with marijuana

Employee fires gun over maskless customer

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport man is in jail on several charges following a dispute about a customer not wearing a mask in the store where he works.

Alvin Mitchell, 22, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday and booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 2:14 a.m. Thursday.

He is charged with one count each of illegal use of a weapon, misdemeanor theft, manufacturing/distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, booking records show.

Shreveport police say Mitchell works at the Circle K in the 8500 block of Youree Drive. Officers were called just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Following a dispute about a customer not wearing a mask in the store and refusing them service, Mitchell allegedly left the store and fired a gun several times.

After agreeing to a search of his vehicle by police, officers found a half of a gram of marijuana, clear baggies containing suspected marijuana residue and several cellphones, according to the affidavit and SPD’s booking information.

Mitchell’s bond has not been set on the charges related to this incident.

His bond has been set at $500 on the theft charge, which stems from a warrant previously issued for his arrest on an unrelated matter.

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