JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Law officers are investigating the latest fatal shooting in the capital city.
Jackson police say an armed burglar was shot and killed Sunday while trying to break into a closed business.
Shortly before five J.P.D.officers responded to Gipson Discount Foods on1434Highway 80 West near Terry Road.
There, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at the rear of the grocery store.
J.P.D.Assistant Chief Lee Vance says the unidentified man was breaking in when an employee who lives in the building heard the noises.
According to investigators, the thief was armed with a large caliber hand gun and a knife.
The employee opened fire with a shotgun.
"We do know that this appears to be a justified shooting. This individual was in the process of breaking into this building. He was an armed suspect, and he was shot while he was trying to break into the building," saidVance.
Police have not released the name of the shooter, who they say is related to owners of the business.
No charges have been filed.
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