Man fatally shot, robbed at a Jackson motel - - Jackson, MS


Man fatally shot, robbed at a Jackson motel

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man has died from a gunshot wound at a Jackson motel after police say he was the victim of a robbery.

JPD Officer Colendula Green said the shooting happened at the American Star Inn on I-55 south Saturday night around 8 p.m.

We were told a Hispanic man was shot in the parking lot.

Investigators say he met a woman in his room. 

We're told another man was walking up and down the hallway, when the victim went into the bathroom police say the woman took one of his bags and passed it to the man outside the door.

The woman left and met the man at a vehicle.

Officer Green said the Hispanic male came out of his room in a towel and confronted the thieves, that's when the man in the car opened fire, striking the hotel occupant.

The shooting victim was transported to UMMC where he died.

Jackson police are currently canvassing the area searching for the suspects.

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