Police ID robber who opened fire on clerk’s husband

Monday, November 16, 2009 at 1:40pm
Staff reports

Metro Police are searching for Julian Casey, the man they say fired multiple shots at a citizen who was chasing him, after he allegedly robbed an Antioch gas station Sunday morning.

Casey, 19, allegedly walked into the Antioch Shell at 2813 Smith Springs Road at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, pointed a pistol at the female clerk and demanded she empty the cash register. He also took the victim’s purse.

The store clerk’s husband followed Casey as he fled. Casey allegedly fired three shots as he ran to the rear of the market and his getaway car. Police say he started to get in but when he saw that he was still being followed, he abandoned the car and fled on foot. Casey allegedly fired three more shots as he ran from the scene.

No one was hit by the gunfire, police said.

Police say a canine team tracked Casey across Smith Springs Road and onto Butler Road before losing trail. Items of clothing that Casey shed while running were recovered.

Detectives identified Casey through the getaway car he left at the market. It is registered to his mother, who confirmed that Casey had left in the car. She also confirmed that the clothing depicted in surveillance images was his.

An arrest warrant has been issued charging Casey with aggravated robbery. Additional charges are forthcoming.

Casey is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone seeing him or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Hermitage Precinct Investigations at 862-6993 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Filed under: City News