City man charged in store shooting

MANASSAS — The man who police said shot a Super Mart convenience store clerk three times in a January robbery is now in jail on six charges, including attempted capital murder, said Sgt. Marc J. Woolverton, a city police spokesman.

Manassas Detective Louis DeRamus, with help from Detective Carl Barnes, arrested Eddie Amir Lewis Jr., 18, in his city home at 9175 Firethorn Court without incident Wednesday morning, Woolverton said.

DeRamus’s investigation into the shooting allowed the detective to obtain criminal charges against Lewis, including robbery, aggravated malicious wounding and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Woolverton said.

Lewis, who has been held without bond, faces a May 13 preliminary hearing, Woolverton said.

Around 11 p.m. on Jan. 31, Lewis entered the Super Mart at 8692 Liberia Ave., displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, a 22-year-old man, according to past police statements.

As the clerk tried to open the safe, the robber shot him three times, striking him in the head and torso. Though hospitalized, the clerk survived the attack, police said.

Staff writer Adam H. Beasley can be reached at (703) 878-8065.

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