Alleged Gunman Arrested In Gas Station Murder

Posted at 10:03 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 23:13:25-04

The suspect wanted in the murder of a man outside a Marathon gas station has been taken into custody.

Reports stated 57-year-old murder suspect and parolee Danny Haskins was wanted for the murder of 35-year-old Quinton Thornton on October 6.

The shooting happened at the Marathon on John A. Merritt Boulevard.

Authorities said Haskins was taken into custody Sunday evening in Dyersburg. Officials said he would soon be taken back to Nashville.

Thornton was beside his Dodge Challenger near a gas pump when he appeared to have words with two men.

According to reports, Thornton walked over to the men who were by an older model grey Lincoln Continental. That's when Thornton was shot in the back, allegedly by Haskins.

The gunman got into the passenger seat of the Lincoln, and the two men fled from the scene.

Police said Thornton was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. 

On October 9, the alleged getaway driver, 20-year-old Terry Martin, was arrested in Dyersburg.