Officials: Man Who Shot Up Store Sought Job Before Shooting

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
November 16, 2017USshare
Officials: Man Who Shot Up Store Sought Job Before Shooting
This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Cheektowaga Police department shows Travis Green, who has been arrested in the shooting in Cheektowaga, N.Y. (Cheektowaga Police Department via AP)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.—Authorities say the man accused of spraying the entrance of a suburban Buffalo retails store with gunfire had requested a job application before he began shooting.

Erie County prosecutors say 29-year-old Travis Green walked into a Dollar General store Tuesday afternoon and requested a job application. Officials say he became irate, left the store and got a pump-action AR-15-style rifle from his car.

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Cheektowaga Police department is a weapon used in a shooting in Cheektowaga, N.Y.(Cheektowaga Police Department via AP)

Police say he then fired more than 20 rounds at the store from the outside, shattering the entrance’s glass door and windows. A 53-year-old man outside the store at the time was wounded in the shoulder.

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Cheektowaga Police department is body armor used by Travis Green in a shooting in Cheektowaga, N.Y.(Cheektowaga Police Department via AP)

The owner of a nearby business drove his car into Green when he paused in between firing. Green then fled on foot but was caught nearby by police.

He’s being held in jail without bail.

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