1 dead after Wesson armed robbery, suspect at large

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, May 15, 2024

One man has died after an armed robbery at Wesson Truck Stop just before midnight Tuesday.

The suspect carjacked a customer and shot him, and the man later died at the hospital.

“The offender left in the victim’s car and abandoned it a short distance later,” Copiah County Sheriff Byron Swilley said in a statement Wednesday morning. “At this time the offender is not in custody and more details will be released once the video footage is released.”

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The public should assume the suspect is armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect should call the Copiah County Sheriff’s Office at 601-892-2023 or 9-1-1.