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Lawsuit filed against Fountain Square owners who shot at Uhaul customers

Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 23:11:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The owners of a Tallahassee plaza are under legal fire, along with U-Haul.

It stems from a shooting at the U-Haul on Apalachee Parkway last week.

Attorneys representing the three people involved in the shooting announced that lawsuit on Tuesday.

Charles McMillon Jr., his 10-year-old son, and Kendrick Clemmons say they were returning a U-Haul to the drop off location last Thursday when the owners of Fountain Square started shooting at them.

Wallace and Beverly Fountain each face three counts of aggravated assault following the incident in the 3600 block of Apalachee Parkway on Aug. 27.

Arrest reports say the Fountains told police they shot their guns because they thought the men were stealing gas from the truck.

They did admit they never saw the men try to take any gas, only that it's an issue they've dealt with recently.

McMillon says the hardest part for him is explaining to his 10-year-old son why someone would do that.

"We were riding home on Friday and he asked me, he said, 'Dad, why did they think we were stealing gas? We don't need to steal gas,'" said McMillon. "I told him I didn't know. This is something that I have to deal with and I will suffer these consequences probably for the rest of my life and my son's as he goes into adulthood."

ABC 27 contacted Fountains for a response. They said, 'No comment,' and hung up.

Beverly Fountain and Wallace Fountain are both out on pre-trial release.