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Man fatally shot at downtown Louisville Thornton's identified

The shooting happened late Sunday night at the Thorntons on West Broadway.
Credit: WHAS 11
Police arrived to the Thorntons on West Broadway to find a person shot and killed.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man has been arrested following a deadly shooting at a Thornton's gas station in downtown Louisville police said.

The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. on Sunday at the Thornton's on West Broadway, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

LMPD said when officers arrived, they found the victim, now identified as 36-year-old David Dickson, dead and the shooter still on the scene. 

According to the arrest citation, the suspect, Tavon Parrish, 32, was working as an armed security guard at the gas station. He told police he confronted the victim, a customer, about stealing a can of beer.

During a verbal altercation, Parrish pointed a gun at the victim and told police he shot the victim because he believed he wanted to fight him according to the citation.

Police said they arrested Parrish and charged with murder.

In response to what happened, Thornton's said:

We are deeply saddened by the fatality that occurred at our store. We are actively working with local authorities during this ongoing investigation.

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