A 22-year-old man nicknamed "Black Magic" is accused of pumping as many as 12 bullets into a man at a Brainerd Road gas station.
Chattanooga police arrested Stephen Lebron Hill, of Chattanooga, on charges of criminal homicide, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlicensed carrying of a weapon, according to an affidavit of complaint.
Bond is set at $675,000.
On Friday, Gregory Watkins, 29, was gunned down while sitting in a Toyota Corolla at the gas pumps at Delta Express, 3410 Brainerd Road. The gunman fired through the car window. A medical examiner's report shows that Watkins was shot as many as 12 times, mostly on his left side.
Watkins is the ninth homicide victim of the year for the city.
A woman who was with Watkins, Lashonda Gonzalez, was treated and released from a local hospital.
An informant identified the suspect with long dreads as a man known as "Black Magic," according to the affidavit. When Gonzalez was presented with a photo pack, she identified Hill as the gunman.
Hill, who has a drug conviction, has a court date June 12 before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christine Mahn Sell.
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