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Updated Jul 3, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Suspect in fatal Phoenix shooting turns himself in

PHOENIX — A suspect in a fatal shooting of a man outside a Phoenix
convenience store is in custody.

Phoenix police say 34-year-old William Scroggins turned himself in to Tempe
police.

He’s being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated
assault.

Investigators say Scroggins met Michael Abernathy and Abernathy’s brother at a
Circle K store at about 11:30 p.m. Monday to celebrate Abernathy’s 35th
birthday.

Police say Scroggins and Abernathy argued while at the store and Scroggins
pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot Abernathy.

Officers found Abernathy with a gunshot wound outside the store. He was
pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police didn’t immediately know Wednesday if Scroggins has an attorney yet.

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