Quentin Jones's Excerpt From 'Breaking News'

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Breaking News
January 14, 1998, 4:30 pm. Massachusetts, New York. A 20 year old man identified as Quentin Jones was hit by a car and killed during an escape attempt from an armed robbery at a 7 - Eleven by Schuyler St. “Hey there.” I say, greeting the cashier at the counter. “Hi.” they respond. God, they sound so lifeless.
Looking around, all I see are aisles of junk food guaranteed to give you a heart attack.
“Alright, let’s cut to the chase.” I say. Slipping my backpack off, I unzip the bag and take out my gun. This isn’t my first rodeo. I know what to do and I can’t waste any time.
Jones forces the worker, Oliver Laurens, to hand over the money in the register; which was totaled to be about $83 in total.
“Hand over the money.” I command.
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I open the wallet and check for cash.
“Tch.” I scoff. He only kept $15 in there.
“Better than nothing.” I say, pocketing the money. I leave the wallet by his body and quickly head out the door.
I check if I have any bloodstains on me. Luckily, I don’t. At least, not any noticeable ones. If I stood any closer to him I probably would have ended up with blood splatters everywhere.
I walk for about 10 minutes before I reach a the entrance of the subway. But, as I’m about to head down the steps, I hear sirens; police sirens.
Oh God no.
A witness, who prefers to remain unknown, was outside the 7 - Eleven and heard the gunshot. They followed Jones to the subway and quickly called the police, who arrived just before Jones quickly escaped by train.
As the cops get out of their cars, I hear someone.
“There he is!” a person shouts out, pointing at me.
Ah sh-
“Freeze! Drop your weapon and put your hands in the air!” an officer shouts out, his gun aimed at me.
Oh come on. Just because I left the store after a gun goes off doesn’t mean I did it. The cashier guy probably could’ve just shot himself.
Okay, I honestly have no time for making up a fake defense when an officer is aiming a gun at
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