Criminal killed after returning to complete a botch armed robbery in Mississippi

A Bassfield convenience store owner killed an alleged robber, shooting him at least 11 times, WDAM reported.

Officials say the owner was also wounded during the incident. He was taken to Forrest General Hospital for surgery and is expected to recover.

The alleged robber LeRobert John of Bassfield was pronounced dead at the scene.

There may be as many as 13 rounds in the deceased suspect, who initially left the store after shooting the store’s owner. By the time he returned the owner had retrieved his pistol, which he promptly unloaded into the suspect when he reappeared.

Nov 26, 2021 10:30 AM ET