RALEIGH — Locals stopped by the Shell station and Hardee’s convenience store on Penny Road Friday morning in southwest Raleigh to check on the condition of a well-known worker at the store who was shot while locking up the building on Thursday night.
Wake County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting, which occurred at 6100 Penny Road near Olde South Road around 9 p.m. Jerry Fuquay, who had worked at the store for more than 20 years, was shot when he was locking up the store while carrying a bank bag filled with money. An unknown suspect shot him, took the bag, and ran.
Fuquay is now being treated at WakeMed for injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.
One neighbor said her son thinks he saw the suspect running through their yard shortly after the shooting took place and he spoke to investigators early Friday morning. The incident is still being investigated, and sheriff’s deputies have released few details about a suspect.
Storeowner Hardee Parrish said besides one break-in at the store, he has not had to deal with any robberies.
“The store closes early, at 9 p.m., which seems to be a safe time,” said Parrish.