Shot Fired Through West Beatrice Convenience Store Wall

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police are investigating the firing of a shot through a convenience store wall, that narrowly missed two people inside the store.

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Sergeant Jay Murphy says police were called to Mom’s Corner convenience store along West Court Street, at about 9:55, Saturday night.   Authorities had received a call of a shot being fired at the building from the south.

The employee and customer in the store at the time, were not injured.  Murphy says investigating officers canvassed the area and collected evidence, leading them to obtain a search warrant on a home south of the store.  The search of a home in the one-hundred block of South Sumner was conducted, Sunday.

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At this point, the man arrested and another cited are not suspects in the gunshot incident.  Police obtained witness statements throughout the neighborhood about hearing gunshots and located some ammunition inside the house where the search was conducted.

Murphy says the bullet came from a small caliber weapon, either a handgun or rifle.

Police have arrested 20-year-old Quinton Graham for alleged possession of an illegal drug, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  One other person was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He’s identified as 25-year-old Xavier King.

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