Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mississippi: Clerk shoots robbery suspect to death

Jackson, Mississippi

From the Desoto Times of August 26, 2008
Clerk shoots robbery suspect to death

Jackson police say they won't charge a gas station clerk in the shooting death of a robbery suspect.

Police spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott says a man wearing a clown mask and carrying a gun entered the gas station just after 9 p.m. Sunday.

The man took money from the register and ran from the store.

Scott says the clerk followed the man outside and shot several times, hitting the suspect as he ran behind a storage shed.

The suspect was brought a hospital, where Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart says he died shortly after 10 p.m.

Scott says the clerk, whose name wasn't released, was defending himself.

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