October 5, 2023

Rankin County investigators seek identity of alleged shooter

Therese Apel

Do you know this man? Please contact the Rankin County Sheriff's Department or Crime Stoppers.

The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in a recent armed robbery.

On October 3, Rankin deputies responded to the Sunco, located on Hwy 49 South between Florence and Star, for a black male entering the store, robbing and shooting the clerk.

The suspect shown in these photos, dressed in a yellow hoodie, and white mask, entered the store and shot the clerk with a handgun for the money in the register. If you have any information on the identity of this individual, please call Central MS Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward. If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477), submit a tip, by using your mobile device or computer by going to www.P3tips.com/116.

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