Gunman on the run, victim dead in Wesson armed robbery

Published 8:46 am Wednesday, May 15, 2024

WESSON — Copiah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed an armed robbery and subsequent shooting left one victim dead Wednesday morning. The gunman is on the run after leaving the Wesson Truck Stop on I-55.

Copiah County Sheriff Office stated it is currently investigating the armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night. A customer was carjacked, shot and later died at a hospital.

The victim’s car was found a short distance later abandoned. Copiah County Sheriff’s Office reported the offender is not in custody at this time.

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More details will be released once video footage is reviewed.

Wesson Truck Stop is at the intersection of Sylvarena Road and I-55.

We will update this story as more details emerge.