Video by: fireman050. Video info: truck 19 (b shift) responding to a commercial structure fire inside a gas station call was originally a robbery the suspect fired a shot at the clerk hitting a aerosol can igniting a fire which severely burned the clerk he was transported to a local burn unit and the suspect was later arrested when he showed up at an area hospital seeking treatment for his burns
Tuesday afternoon, the owner of the Liberty Gas Station, Bob Singh, talked about the incident.
Jackson Police and Fire responded to the gas station around 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Investigators say a black male entered the store with two firearms and demanded cash from the store’s clerk
“He tell him don’t shoot me take the money and go away but he looking for more money, open the safe but he don’t have any key to open the safe and the guy shoot, three four times on the ground,” said Singh.
Singh said one shot may have hit some lighter fluid which may have sparked the blaze, but Chief Fire Investigator, Greg Travis says the cause is still undetermined.
The suspect from an armed robbery late Monday night at Liberty Gas on Old Canton Road has been identified.
Witnesses tell us the suspect was armed with two handguns.
We are told that during the robbery there was an explosion which caused the store to catch on fire.