Man faces capital murder charges after killing 2 people

Police say man accused of fatally shooting two people during a gas station robbery in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with capital murder.

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 9:59 AM

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Police say man accused of fatally shooting two people during a gas station robbery in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with capital murder.

Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers told WTOK-TV on Monday that 30-year-old Robert Leon Jackson is accused of holding up the cashier Megan Staats before killing her Saturday. Jackson left the CEFCO gas station and engaged in a shootout in the parking lot with a customer Jeremy Apperson, who was defending his wife and child. Apperson was killed.

Myers says multiple people pulled out guns and fired shots at Jackson as he ran away. A third victim was shot and drove himself to the hospital.

Jackson was arrested in a breezeway of a nearby hotel. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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