Man arrested for attempted murder, robbery of woman at Memphis gas station

Man arrested for attempted murder, robbery of woman at Memphis gas station
Nicholas Patton has been charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and other crimes. (SCSO)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested a man following a shooting at a local gas station.

The shooting happened at a Mini Mart gas station in the 4700 block of New Horn Lake Road on Nov. 7.

The victim, a woman, told police she pulled up to the gas station and a man she recognized from the neighborhood began talking to her.

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According to an affidavit, the man’s friend, identified as Nicholas Patton, got into the woman’s vehicle.

The man told Patton, “Go with your move,” according to the affidavit.

Patton then attempted to steal the woman’s necklace, but was unsuccessful.

Patton then pulled out a handgun and hit the woman in the face with it.

He shot the woman in her arm, and the bullet went into her chest, according to the affidavit.

Patton then shot her in the head, grazing her left eye.

The woman was able to run away.

Her gun and over $200 was stolen from her vehicle, according to the affidavit.

She was rushed to Regional One in critical condition after seeking help at a local fire station.

She was admitted to the ICU, where she recovered from her wounds.

Investigators discovered Patton and the other man lived in Vicksburg, Miss., according to the affidavit.

Vicksburg Police provided information about the men.

Patton was arrested and charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and other crimes.