Four people were robbed at gunpoint on I-20 near Bovina after a minor collision.
According to Sheriff Martin Pace, “Just before 2 a.m. this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Interstate 20 at Bovina. Four individuals stated that they had been in Vicksburg and they were traveling back to Hattiesburg. They had stopped at a business in Bovina and they were getting back on the interstate, eastbound when they were involved in a minor traffic collision with another vehicle. The lone occupant of the other vehicle, described as a heavy-set black male, approximately 5’7″ to 5’9″, walked up to their vehicle with a handgun. He then demanded they turn over their billfolds and then he fired several shots into the vehicle, not striking anyone. No one was injured.”
“He then got into the dark-colored sedan and headed east on I-20 and into Hinds County. It is unclear at this time what if any prior contact the victim and the suspect may have had. We have investigators assigned who are reviewing security footage from several places where we know the victims have been prior to this encounter. We’ve also been in contact with Hinds County authorities since this happened near the county line and they were last seen going in that direction. I will update as we know more,” said Sheriff Pace.
The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as more information is made available.
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