JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The third suspect in an I-55 Exxon armed robbery is now in custody after a manhunt.
The other two suspects were arrested after crashing in the Waterworks Curve.
All lanes were blocked on I-55 southbound at Woodrow Wilson Wednesday morning after the armed robbery of the Exxon at around 3 a.m., followed by a chase and shootout with officers.
Police say that a black man with a weapon walked into the gas station demanding money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from both registers and took the wallet of a customer before fleeing the store. One suspect was wearing a covering over his head.
“The security guard gave chase of these individuals in the vehicle and the individuals fled south on I-55,” said Jackson Police Chief James Davis. “While chasing them they called the police, and the police got behind those individuals”.
The suspects lost control of their car at the bridge on I-55 south near Woodrow Wilson and crashed, then started shooting at police officers.
Police officers returned fire but the chief said no one was shot. A man and woman were arrested after the crash and transported to the hospital for their injuries. A third suspect jumped over the bridge and took off on foot, but has since been caught.
“Once they wrecked, got out of the car they fired upon the police, and the police returned fire. As far as we know right now no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire,” added Chief Davis.
A gun was recovered by police and the wallet of the patron robbed at the gas station was found under the bridge.
An undisclosed amount of money was recovered. Minor injuries were reported, but Jackson police say no one was seriously hurt.
We will keep you updated on this developing story.