PD: Clerk pointed gun at customers

Shell Gas Station at 4900 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Va. (WAVY/Rob Rizzo)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A gas station clerk is facing charges after two customers say he pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them.

The victims, a man and woman from Portsmouth, told police they got into an argument with the clerk Tuesday at the Shell Gas Station at 4900 Jefferson Avenue. They say the clerk, 21-year-old Randolph Williams III, went to his car, got a gun, then pointed it at both of them.

Officers were called to the scene, where they recovered a handgun and suspected marijuana from Williams’ vehicle, according to Harold Eley with Newport News Police. Williams was issued summonses for brandishing a firearm and for possession of marijuana. He was released at the scene.

Customer Larry Taylor said he goes to the gas station twice a day.

“Anything could happen,” he said. “You should could come to work competent and able to deal with the public as it is. I’m glad it was brought to the attention of the public because I won’t have my kids come in here.”

Employees at the gas station declined to comment on the case.

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