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Three arrested in security guard's murder

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police have arrested one person in connection with the deadly shooting at a Fortification Street Shell gas station. A second person has also been charged. He's in jail across state lines.

Police say 23-year-old Aaron McNair is being charged with capital murder and aggravated assault. He is currently being held in jail in Clinton, Louisiana, on traffic violation charges. Investigators say he was in possession of the same car that was used in the robbery attempt, and will be extradited to Mississippi.

Friday morning U.S. Marshals also arrested 21-year-old Kameron Woodard in Jackson. He is also being charged with capital murder and aggravated assault.

Early Friday afternoon, a third suspect, 29-year-old Derrick Johnson, was also arrested in Jackson. Johnson is also charged with capital murder and aggravated assault.

Jackson police detectives say they developed their suspects in the case from information provided from the Hinds County Sheriff's Department and crime stoppers. A deputy who had stopped the car in Louisiana provided police with names of the two arrested men and the tag number, after recognizing the vehicle from television reports.

Deputy Chief Brent Winstead told reporters Friday, "This is a prime example of how communication can work and we can help each other solving crimes and getting a good resolution to the problem we were facing in solving this homicide."

The Hinds Deputy also recognized the gun used in the robbery from surveillance video.  He spotted a similar gun in the trunk of the vehicle he stopped earlier, but let the men go because they had a permit. 

Fifty-four- year-old James McKinney was killed in the attempted robbery around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was working security at the gas station, and was shot trying to protect the store clerk, who was shot in the leg. 

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