Christopher Cortez Young
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Teen arrested after gunning man down at Clayton County gas station

A 19-year-old was arrested in Columbus on Friday after allegedly shooting and killing a man in an SUV earlier this week, authorities said.

Christopher Cortez Young, of Riverdale, is accused of gunning the man down at the 24-hour Shell gas station off Ga. 85 after an argument sometime before 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Clayton County police found an SUV with several bullet holes on the left side when they arrived, and the victim was found deceased in driver’s seat, AJC.com previously reported. The sheriff’s office said the man, who has not been identified, was shot in his torso and under his left arm.

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Surveillance footage allegedly showed the victim try to leave before the gunfire erupted, but the shooter got out of a vehicle and began firing at the man’s SUV. A few bullets hit a nearby customer’s vehicle, but no other injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office said detectives identified Young as the shooter about 24 hours after the incident, taking out warrants for his arrest for malice murder and aggravated assault. Police previously said two people were on the run after the deadly shooting, and it’s unclear whether a second suspect is still sought.

Young was booked into the Clayton County jail, records show. He remains there without bond.

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