Hunt continues for escaped armed robbery suspect - - Jackson, MS

Hunt continues for escaped armed robbery suspect

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VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) – The hunt continued Saturday for a Vicksburg armed robbery suspect who escaped after getting into a shootout with a store owner Thursday.

Vicksburg police said the business owner who fatally shot one of the two men won't be charged.

V.P.D. Assistant Police Chief Jeffery Scott said the unnamed suspect fired first and was shot and killed in self defense.

The two men held up the La Chiquita Grocery Store on Highway 61.

Police are looking for an Hispanic male in his mid-twenties to early thirties.

According to investigators, the two held a rifle to the store clerk's head, hit her in the back of the head and took cash, merchandise and a customer's wallet.

The store owner chased the gunmen's car which crashed on an overpass.

Scott said they got out, and one shot at the store owner, who then returned fire.

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