Suspect Claims Self-Defense in Gas Station Shooting

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Mobile, AL (WKRG)

The first happened at about 1:10 AM in the 2600 block of Farnell Drive.

“Upon arrival we located a male inside of a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound again, Mobile Fire Rescue responded and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene,” said Mobile Police Spokesman Officer Terrence Perkins. No arrests have been made so far in that case and they didn’t release the name of the victim.

Less than an hour after the shooting on Farnell Drive, a 17-year-old was shot to death at the Exxon Station on St. Stephens Road. Mobile Police arrested two people. 17-year-old Fabian Russell was arrested and charged with robbery in this case. As he was led to police cars he told TV cameras police arrested the wrong man. His co-defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Logan was charged with first-degree robbery and murder. It is unusual for a murder suspect to be as talkative as Mr. Logan.

“Self-defense, all I can say is self-defense, I had to stand up for myself,” said Logan. I asked him what happened at the gas station as officers were leading him to a squad car. “Man I was trying to get some gas, [racial slur] asked me if I wanted some, I tell him no I’m good, [racial slur] hopped in my car I told him to get out, [racial slur] opened up, I did what I had to do.” Mobile Police accidentally led him to the wrong patrol car causing him to spend even more time in front of microphones and he kept talking about what he says happened.

18-year-old Christopher Logan is charged with first degree robbery and murder in relation to a shooting death at a gas station early Sunday morning. He claimed he was defending himself.
18-year-old Christopher Logan is charged with first degree robbery and murder in relation to a shooting death at a gas station early Sunday morning. He claimed he was defending himself.

“All them [racial slur] had guns. Everybody had guns, everybody. [Racial slur] pulled his gun out he didn’t shoot and I shot first, self-defense,” said Logan. Seconds later he would contradict himself. “Just because he showed me his gun doesn’t mean I have to show him mine as soon as he pulled his gun out what happened, he got shot, he shot at me first, he shot about five times and I let one shot loose.” Mobile Police haven’t released the identities of either victim in these early morning murders.

17-year-old Fabian Russell was charged with robbery in relation to a shooting death at a gas station early Sunday morning.
17-year-old Fabian Russell was charged with robbery in relation to a shooting death at a gas station early Sunday morning.

 

 

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