Suspect accused of shooting at rookie officer to remain in jail

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The man accused of opening fire on a rookie police officer in a Walmart parking lot will stay locked up.

Police received reports of a shoplifter at the Walmart on Eubank and I-40 last Thursday.

When police confronted the man, now identified as 23-year-old Charles Purvis, they say he fired shots and took off into a nearby neighborhood.

The shots narrowly missed the officer who had just recently graduated from the academy.

Police eventually found Purvis and arrested him.

In court Wednesday, a judge ordered Purvis to remain in custody finding he’s a danger.

Purvis does have past arrests for battery, shoplifting, and burglary and theft charges.

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