GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old aspiring rapper robbed a Gainesville convenience store and shot a clerk with a BB gun to gain "street credibility."
Police say Steven Gilmore Jr. has confessed to the Friday night robbery. He also confessed to a restaurant robbery that occurred last week.
According to the Gainesville police, Gilmore shot the clerk in the temple with a BB gun during the robbery.
Gilmore is being held in the Alachua County jail on robbery and aggravated battery charges. According to the Gainesville Sun, a 16-year-old accomplice was also arrested.
Information from: The Gainesville Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com
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