LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a man suspected of killing a Lincoln convenience store clerk in July has been slain in Mississippi.
The clerk, 51-year-old Robert Hanna, was fatally shot during a robbery at a Kwik Shop early on July 7.
The Lincoln Police Department said in a news release Thursday that the suspect, 20-year-old Rodzela Jones, was found dead 12 days later in Jonestown, Mississippi. Lincoln investigators say they identified him through the store’s video surveillance and through phone records and family interviews that placed him in Lincoln at the time of the shooting.
Lincoln police say Jones was killed before they received enough information to conclude that he was the man who shot Hanna. A spokesman for the Coahoma County, Mississippi, sheriff didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press.