Police identify a suspect in Fortification Street armed robbery - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Police identify a suspect in Fortification Street armed robbery and shooting

Suspect Mike Sulton (Source: Jackson Police Dept.) Suspect Mike Sulton (Source: Jackson Police Dept.)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson Police have identified a suspect in the Thursday armed robbery and shooting of a man at a Fortification Street convenience store. 

In a press release JPD Officer Colendula Green said detectives identified 22-year-old Mike Sulton as one of the suspects.

Green said on Thursday Precinct 2 officers responded to 359 E. Fortification St., West Express Service Station regarding a shooting. Upon officers' arrival it was learned that a subject had been shot at least once in the upper torso in the parking lot. The victim was transported to UMC for medical treatment and is in stable condition.

During the investigation it was learned that the victim, identified as 58-year-old Lamar Joseph, was arm robbed at the location by two subjects occupying a silver vehicle. At least one of the suspects shot Joseph. Joseph was an ATM technician at the location and was returning to his vehicle when he was approached by the suspects. The suspects were able to flee the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
Green said Sulton has been charged with strong arm robbery and aggravated assault stemming from the incident.

Detectives still need assistance in identifying the other assailant involved in this incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Mike Sulton is urged to contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS. Mr. Sulton should be considered armed and dangerous. 

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