Store clerk shoots man attempting to rob convenience store, police say

TUNICA,Miss. — Unexpected shots were fired when a young man attempted to rob a Mississippi convenience store, Tunica County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to police, at exactly 6:42 p.m. on December 23rd, they received a call about an armed robbery at a local store.

The suspect walked into the store with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk, police said.

During the robbery, the store clerk shot the suspect who then fled out of the store, per reports.

Forensics used the evidence and determined that 22-year-old Joshua Johnson of Horn Lake, MS is the person responsible for the crime.

The evidence also led them to a home where they learned that someone dropped him off at a nearby hospital for treatment.

Officials said there will be criminal charges against Johnson as this investigation is ongoing.