Attempted Robbery Leads to Fight

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Lauderdale County, Mississippi Lauderdale County authorities are investigating a violent incident at a local store on Sunday morning.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says it happened around 11:30 when a man entered the Sam's mini-mart on Valley Road with a shotgun. Calhoun tells Newscenter 11 an employee grabbed the gun and struggled with the suspect. The men then ended up in the parking lot where Calhoun says the gun fired, hitting the building.

The suspect eventually struck the employee with the gun and fled the scene. He is described as a white male, wearing a Halloween mask and was last seen driving away in a black pick up truck on Dr. Brock Road.

Lauderdale County investigators collected evidence from the scene and are currently searching for the suspect. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.