Suspect charged with murder after shooting man 17 times outside a Pinal County gas station

PHOENIX (AZFamily) – A suspect was arrested after allegedly shooting a man more than a dozen times at a Pinal County gas station over the weekend.

A suspect was arrested after allegedly shooting a man more than a dozen times at a gas station in Pinal County over the weekend.(Pinal County Sheriff's Office)

Cary Davis now faces second-degree murder, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon, all felonies.

According to court documents, the shooting occurred after 10 a.m. Saturday at the TA Travel Store, near Interstate 10 and Toltec Road. There, police found the victim, later identified as Damarion Thorn, with 17 gunshot wounds to his body.

According to the documents, a store employee told police he saw Davis pumping gas when someone came up to his pump and started hitting him. At that point, employees went into the store to alert them to the fight, but they heard several gunshots and called 911.

Surveillance footage from the store confirmed that someone approached Davis and began punching him in the face, court documents say.

While the employee was on the phone with dispatch, Davis reportedly came into the store with the gun in his waistband and told the employee that he had called his family and told them what had happened. The employee then told Davis that the police were on the way and that he was not allowed to have a gun on him.

Davis then left the store and returned to his car until police arrived and arrested him.

Investigators asked Davis if he felt in danger when the man who hit him ran away. He replied, “No,” and explained that he was scared because his father had been shot in Casa Grande in the past.

Davis was booked into the Pinal County Jail and is being held on $1 million bail.

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