National Guardsman shot, killed at Mississippi gas station; suspect in custody



Deputies responded to a deadly shooting Saturday in north Mississippi.

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Investigators said the shooting happened late Saturday morning at the Circle Z on Highway 51 and Highway 315 in Panola County. One person was shot and killed at the scene, according to Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby.

The victim has been identified as Robert Leon Robertson, 24. He was a National Guardsman who just returned home from a tour in Afghanistan in March, Panola County investigators said.

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Deputies have a suspect in custody, and investigators told WHBQ that he is Mark Burton from Como, Mississippi.

Deputies told WHBQ that multiple shots were fired on the scene, but it's not clear how many times Roberson was struck.

Roberson's body is being transported to the crime lab in Pearl, Mississippi, for an autopsy, authorities said.

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