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Chicago Teen Jailed After Firing Shots At GR Store

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Chicago teenager was arrested Friday after firing shots at a Grand Rapids convenience store that wouldn’t sell him cigarettes at a reduced price.

Tyrell Bernard Harris, 19, of Chicago was arraigned Saturday on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and one count of felony firearms. He is being held at the Kent County Jail on $75,000 cash bond.

At 3 p.m. Friday, Harris allegedly¬†entered Eastern Gas & Grocery at 3260 Eastern Ave. SE. He didn’t have enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes and became upset when the store clerk wouldn’t sell him the cigarettes for 25 cents less than the regular price.

Harris left the store and then fired several shots at the business.

There were no injuries.

The Grand Rapids Police Department used  a canine unit to track and apprehend Harris. Two handguns belonging to him were discovered when his apartment was searched.

The incident remains under investigation by Grand Rapids police.

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9 Comments to “Chicago Teen Jailed After Firing Shots At GR Store”

    JEFF said:
    February 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    What scum would shoot a gun at a store for 25 cents? Maybe the police should have done society a favor and waited for the criminal to walk outside then opened fire on him …after all he was armed and had no regard for anybody's life…..That is unless you had a quarter to give him……the old saying goes give a theft a quarter and he will steal a dollar…….

      stark74 said:
      February 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      how would ignoring the principals of our just system help society?

        stark74 said:
        February 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        *justice

    bountyguy said:
    February 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    why not just pan handle a quarter or find 3 bottles but now he dont need to worry as their is no smoking in the county jail so he gets a free stop smoking intervention and maybe have his head examined

    GRMI said:
    February 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    typical

    MyMom said:
    February 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Who just smokes cigarettes…

    Angry said:
    February 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Shooting over cigarettes? Damn…You'd think it was chicken or something.
    Stereotypes exist for a reason…

    Ian said:
    February 3, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    It wasn't cigarettes, it was being told "NO"…
    That's called "entitlement"

      2013worldseries said:
      February 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Exactly!

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