MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police said that a man is behind bars after robbing a Dollar General and shooting a clerk in the face over Halloween candy.

MPD said on Sunday, Malik Motley entered the Dollar General on Third Street wearing a black mask, black T-shirt, and jeans. Armed with a handgun wrapped in a yellow Dollar General bag, he demanded money from the register while pointing a gun directly in the clerk’s face.

According to police, Motley shot the clerk point-blank in the face. Police said he ran after taking a bag of Halloween candy.

Police said that officers made the scene within minutes and found the victim, alive but still injured.

Police said officers checked surveillance footage and were already familiar with the suspect. Police said that officers were aware of who Motley was and followed up with a search of his…

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