Pascagoula, Mississippi

From the Sun-Herald of November 27, 2007

Store clerk shoots armed robber

A convenience store clerk surprised an armed robber Monday when he shot the man in the arm, leading to his surrender a short time later, Pascagoula Police Lt. Paul Leonard said.

The clerk at the K&B store on Telephone Road told authorities that a robber, identified as 21-year-old Jason Fairley of Moss Point, walked into the store with a handgun at about 6:25 a.m. Monday, fired a round in the air and demanded cash.

The clerk handed the money over to the robber, who walked out in the store’s parking lot and raised his gun once again, police said, as if he planned to fire again.

That’s when the store clerk pulled out his own gun and fired at the robber, hitting him once in the left shoulder. The robber ran to his car to escape, but the clerk took down a description of his getaway car and the tag number.

Two hours later, Leonard said, the wounded Fairley walked into the Police Department and surrendered. From there, he was taken to Singing River Hospital, where he was treated and released.

By late Monday, Fairley was back in custody at the Pascagoula City jail, charged with armed robbery. He was awaiting bond.

Further links:
Store owner shoots armed robber

Store owner had eye on robber before shooting him


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