MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee jury has found a grocery clerk guilty of fatally shooting a teenager who stole a beer from a store and ran away.
Anwar Ghazali was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the March 2018 death of 17-year-old Dorian Harris. A Shelby County Criminal Court judge is scheduled to sentence Ghazali on Sept. 23.
Investigators said Harris walked into Ghazali's store in Memphis and left with a beer without paying.
Ghazali ran after him with a handgun and fired several shots, then returned to the store and told a witness, "I think I shot him." Ghazali didn't call police.
Harris' body was found in the yard of a nearby house with a gunshot wound in his left thigh.
Ghazali argued that he didn't intend to kill Harris.