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Police piece together crime spree that left a man dead Sunday morning

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Police in the capital city are getting one step closer to figuring out a crime spree. It's one that later left a man dead in a Jackson neighborhood Sunday morning.

Before 22 year old Miketwon Jordan was found dead in a Jackson neighborhood, police believe he was involved in a shooting at a Super Quick store off Bullard Street before three Sunday morning.

Then, some time later, Jordan was seen in surveillance video from JJ's gas station off Northide Drive. The video reveals Jordan going to the front door of the store with a handgun underneath his hoodie.

"He was attempting to enter the store after it was closed," said Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance. "The store keeper indicated the store was not open. He started to beat on the glass of the store."

Chief Vance says Jordan then went around to the back of the store and jumped over the fence; seconds later the sound of gun shots.

"The clerk at this time is thinking that he is going to break in the store and he fires at least two shots through the glass hitting Mr. Jordan," said Vance.

Store video shows Jordan can't even shut the car door as the driver bails from the parking lot. Jordan was later found dead on Claude Drive.

Jackson City Councilwoman LaRita Cooper Stokes says she is pushing for gas station owners to hire armed security.

"We should not have store owners killing people and we should not have people robbing stores," said Stokes. "I believe that security is the solution."

However,conveniencee store owner Surinder Singh strongly disagrees.

"Actually, we don't need to pay anything because we already have our security. We have the police department," said Singh. "That's their job to protect and serve. We pay tax dollars for that."

The issue of convenience store security will be brought up at next Thursday's council meeting.

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