Clerk killed in triple shooting at Ahoskie gas station, suspect in custody

Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 18:37:02-04

AHOSKIE, N.C. - A Murphy Express Gas Station clerk has died and two other victims were injured in a shooting on August 3.

Shakur Deandre Stephenson

Shakur Deandre Stephenson

Authorities arrested 23-year-old Shakur Deandre Stephenson in Henrico County, Virginia on August 11.

The clerk, identified as 23-year-old Lakiesha Sutton, was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and later died from her injuries, according to police.

Sutton's mother Wanda Lee said Stephenson was a family friend.

“He called me ‘Mommy’,' Lee explained. "That’s bothering me if you know somebody like that - I just don’t understand why you don’t just turn yourself in.”

Lee said Sutton leaves behind a 3-year-old son.

She said all she has left of her daughter are fond memories.

“She was the sweetest person. Anybody that she could help, she would help them. Everybody just loved her," Lee said.

While Sutton was being transported to the hospital officials interviewed two other victims that were also shot at the gas station.

The two other victims were treated at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Stephenson will be extradited to North Carolina for charges of Felony First Degree Murder, and five charges of Felony Attempted First Degree Murder.