Man faces capital murder charges after killing 2 people

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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

Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers said Monday that 30-year-old Robert Leon Jackson is accused of holding up the cashier Megan Staats before killing her on Saturday.

Jackson exited the CEFCO gas station and killed engaged in a shootout in the parking lot with a customer Jeremy Apperson who was defending his wife.

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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. He faces capital murder charges.