A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson.
Jackson Police were on the scene around 5:30 at Elegante Coiffures Beauty and Barber Salon on Medgar Evers near the intersection of Rutledge Avenue.
Witnesses told WLBT that a barber stepped outside to go to his vehicle when he was suddenly approached by a person with a gun.
Police say the 17-year old took money from the barber and attempted to take his vehicle.
Another barber in the business saw the two struggling. That co-worker then retrieved a weapon and opened fire striking the suspected robber in the face. He then ran across the street and hid in the woods.
Police later took him into custody on Hollywood Street.
The 17-year-old is being charged with armed robbery of an individual.
No word on his identity or his condition. No one else was injured.
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