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