Escambia Man Gets 20 Years For Attempted Murder At Convenience Store

May 12, 2024

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a gas station shooting that stemmed from an argument with his girlfriend.

Shannon Lee Wheat, 23 was convicted of attempted second degree murder with a firearm and shooting into a building.

An August 30, 2022, Whet opened fire and discharged approximately nine rounds into a crowded convenience store on Mobile Highway in broad daylight.

The intended victim, Anthony Westery, was struck three times, and another customer shot. Other rounds were fired through the storefront window, into the door frame, and into the ceiling of the store. The
entire incident was captured on surveillance video recorded by the convenience store.

During the investigation, law enforcement discovered the Wheat opened fire and shot at the victim over an argument about Westery parking in front of a gas pump. The argument was started by the defendant’s girlfriend when she thought Westery was going to hit her car while parking his car. The surveillance video showed clearly that the victim did not come close to hitting the girlfriend’s car, and Westery was walking away from the argument and into the store when Wheat opened fire.


4 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets 20 Years For Attempted Murder At Convenience Store”

  1. Jan on May 13th, 2024 9:48 am

    Either of two things should happen. A. He should not be sent to prison. Prison will only make him harder. OR B (“b” for a better idea) Keep him locked up!

  2. Rasheed Jackson on May 12th, 2024 2:16 pm

    Now he can get more tattoos to go with what he already has. The problem here is, he will most probably not serve the full 20 years, and next time someone my end up dead. 20 years is a joke!

  3. Bill T on May 12th, 2024 12:17 pm

    That’s all he got was 20 years !! Whoever the judge was needs to remember what this person did !! He should have gotten 90 years and serve every day even after death !!!!!

  4. JTV on May 12th, 2024 9:46 am

    Our Lazy DAs and Weak judges think 20 years is enough time for trash like this. Everything is on video and they thought this would be enough time.

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