Man charged as accessory in Texaco shooting

Alonso Seals
Staff Writer

A shooting in the parking lot of a busy convenience store Saturday night sent people scattering, but no one was injured even though police recovered seven shell casings in the parking lot.

The casings are thought to be from a .40-caliber handgun although that has not been confirmed, Police Chief Avery Cook said.

West Point Police have charged 22-year-old Alonzo Seals with being an accessory after the fact to aggravated assault for driving the shooting suspect from the scene.

But the actual shooter has not been arrested although investigators do have a suspect.

Two cars, including one occupied by a woman, were hit by gun fire, according to Cook.

The incident happened in the parking lot of the Texaco convenience store at the intersection of Highway 45 Alternate and Highway 50 at the entrance to downtown West Point.

The incident interrupted the annual West Point Policeman's Ball which was going on at the time at The Civic.