Police say the accused gunman in the shooting at a north Nashville gas station earlier this week is now in custody.

Andre Chamberlain, 52, was arrested Wednesday night at a mobile home on Clarksville Pike.

Police say Chamberlain shot the victim in the legs six times at the Marathon gas station on John A. Merritt Boulevard at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim, 39-year-old Keitheon McKnight, said the suspects pulled up in their car at the gas station, but the vehicle rolled back a few feet. McKnight told police he told Chamberlain and his driver that their car wasn't in park.

That's when Chamberlain allegedly got out of the passenger seat and started arguing with McKnight and several other people at the gas station.

According to the arrest report, Chamberlain then reached into the vehicle and pulled out a handgun, firing several times. He then reportedly got back into the car, and the driver took off down Jefferson Street.

McKnight ran behind the gas station after being shot. He reportedly had six gunshot wounds to his legs and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.

Chamberlain is charged with attempted criminal homicide, felon in possession of a handgun and vandalism. He is being held on $500,000 bond. Chamberlain has prior convictions for robbery, aggravated assault and felony drug possession.

Police have identified Chamberlain's accused getaway driver as Raymond Charette. According to the arrest report, Charette admitted to police that he was there during the shooting and drove Chamberlain away after the incident. Charette was also arrested at the mobile home park on Wednesday. The 61-year-old is charged with felony accessory after the fact and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Detectives said they were able to identify both suspects with help from Crime Stoppers. Tips from several different residents helped police to identify the accused gunman.

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