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SECURITY VIDEO: Accused Robber Shoots Hispanic Man at Gas Pump

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JACKSON, MS -

New security camera footage is showing what exactly happened to the man who was shot in the chest at a Jackson gas station on Monday.

Police have not released the name of the victim but are reporting he's in critical condition after the broad daylight shooting.

It happened outside an Exxon Gas Station at the intersection of Ellis Avenue and Raymond Road shortly before 12:30.

Witnesses said the suspect targeted a group of Hispanic men who pulled up to the pumps.

Jackson Police have arrested 23-year-old Joshua Banks. He's set to be charged with one count of aggravated assault.

Witnesses said that at first they did not know if Banks was begging for money or trying to rob the men.

"And he approached the passenger side, shot in there once I guess trying to scare 'em. And the one that got shot, he stepped out, and that's when he shot him in the chest," Steve Newell, witness, said.

Security video shows Banks not reacting to the shooting. The last thing he does before non-chalantly walking off screen is shut the passenger side door.

The victim collapses by a nearby gas pump, security video shows.

"I really didn't know he got shot because he was walking around but I saw him holding his [chest]. And then he went down," Newell said.

Police arrived on-scene within 15 minutes, employees at the gas station said.

In a nearby neighborhood after a short search police made an arrest. It is unclear if the suspect knew his victim.


 

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