• CMPD still searching for man suspected in store owner shooting

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still searching for a man who they believe shot a convenience store owner and left him for dead.

    They believe the suspect is connected to another crime on the same street.

    One month ago, Chris Davies was shot seven times inside the In and Out Convenience store on Little Rock Road in West Charlotte.

    Police say just days before the shooting, a man robbed the Circle K Convenience store across the street.

    They say the man held store workers at gunpoint, forced them into a back office and locked them inside.

    He got away with some cash.

    Police believe 21-year-old Gerico Alexander is responsible for both crimes. Family members said Davies has known the suspect since he was a young boy.

    "He just fell in love with the little boy. His father wasn't around, and Chris took that role of being a father," said Georgianna Davies, the victim's wife. "He needs to be off the streets."

    Police consider Alexander armed and dangerous. If you know where he might be, call authorities.

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