Skip to comments.JPD investigates shooting of armed robbery suspect(MS)
Posted on 08/23/2011 5:20:31 AM PDT by marktwain
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -
Jackson Police are investigating a shooting of an armed robbery suspect.
It happened outside the N & S Food Center at 4624 Hanging Moss Road.
The store owner says he was closing around 10:00pm Sunday, when a masked man jumped from behind a dumpster, and pulled a gun on him.
The store owner who was also armed pulled out a gun and shot the robber several times.
The robber fired his gun but missed.
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What’s to investigate?
Plenty. You have shot placement. Double tap and one to the head? Also caliber and bullet selection. 40 S&W with 180 gr. JHP? It's possible the victim will be sentenced to more range time.
When I was a kid we had a great guy who ran a convience store not too faraway from school. His name was “Pops”.
The neighborhood the store was in was “diversifying” as they say today and pops had been robbed several times.
One day a fellow was at the counter and pulled a gun on Pops. The store had one of those old school monster cash registers. Pops told us later that he could tell that the robber was going to shoot him. The robber had his gun on the counter and it was pointed right at Pops. Pops hit the button on the old cash register which popped out the big metal drawers. The robber did not notice that as Pops did this he stepped behind the drawers which now blocked the barrel of the .38 the robber had pointed at Pops’ gut. Pops pulled his 1911 out from next to the register while the robber unloaded his gun. The rounds were deflected by the cash register drawers. Pops shot the would be robber between the eyes. You see, the old man was an ex-Marine. He knew how to shoot.
The Houston Police showed up. They did no investigation. But they did give him a box of new cartridges.......