Robbers at SC Store Kill 1, Injure Another


By News Department

LYNCHBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say masked men fleeing a South Carolina convenience store fatally shot a Florida man and injured another customer.

Sumter County Coroner Havin Bullock says 27-year-old Jayshawn Thompson of Launderhill, Fla., died after being shot in the chest Monday night.

The sheriff's office says 24-year-old Arris Smalls of Coward was shot in the shoulder as he walked into a gas station off of Interstate 95 in Lynchburg while three men in ski masks were robbing it.

Deputies say Smalls fell on the ground outside, and Thompson helped him into a car. They drove away but got stuck in a ditch. Deputies say the robbers came to the car and pulled Thompson out of it. Thompson was shot during a struggle. The suspects ran away with an unknown amount of money.

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