Justice is Served
JACKSON, Miss. — An armed captor is still on the loose in Jackson, three days after his partner-in-crime was shot dead during a failed armed robbery in the Eastover area.
Police said suspect Edwin Robinson, 23, died of a gunshot wound on Pinewood Drive.
The unidentified robbery victim was loading things into his Toyota truck shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday when two black men approached him and announced a robbery, Mississippi News Now reported.
Robinson and his fellow robber — whom police have not yet identified — forced the victim back into his house to retrieve his wallet. The three men then drove the victim’s truck to an ATM so the victim could retrieve money.
They pulled the truck over on Pinewood Drive, near the victim’s house. The suspects forced the victim out of the truck and allegedly threatened to do something to his wife.
The victim then grabbed a gun from his truck and opened fire on the men, killing Robinson and forcing the other man to flee.
Police said they are still searching for the second suspect, who was last seen wearing a bandana and dark clothes, WAPT reported.
Neighbors told Mississippi News Now the victim was a local doctor, but police have not confirmed his identity.