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Customer shot and killed during convenience store robbery

By Anne Meyer, ameyer@kwch.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:40:22 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 18 2013 09:33:10 PM CST
WICHITA, Kan. -

Wichita police arrest a teenager in connection to a robbery and deadly shooting at a southeast Wichita convenience store Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Harry and Hydraulic just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  

Police said 19-year-old Jackson Bryant walked into the gas station, demanding money from the clerk. A customer tried to intervene, and was shot during an argument.

Investigators said Bryant then left the store, and continued to fire shots while walking in the area. Several cars were hit, but no one else was hurt.

Officers arrested the man a few blocks away from the gas station. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Detention Center for first-degree murder and robbery.

The victim, Jeffery Michael Jones, 29, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

His mother tells KWCH Jones was severely autistic, and only had the mental capabilities of an 11-year old. She also said Jones went to the gas station often, and knew many of the people who worked there.

This is the 16th homicide of 2013.

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