Wednesday, December 23, 2020

KY: Man Attempts Robbery of Bait Store, Assaults Employee, is Shot, Killed

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Jacob S. Vann, of Keavy, died from gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery of the Bait Bucket store on Highway 312 about 11 mils south of London.

Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Vann entered the store and demanded money, “inferring he had a weapon and assaulted a male store employee during the robbery attempt,” Root said in a statement.

Another male employee pulled a weapon and shot Vann as he was “assaulting the other employee,” hitting Vann at least once, causing a fatal injury, Root said.

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