One dead following standoff at Jesup convenience store

Crime & Safety

Authorities on scene at a Jesup convenience store (Lewis Levine, Coastal News Service)

JESUP, Ga. (WSAV) – Authorities say a man who entered a Jesup gas station with a pistol Thursday evening is dead.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Peaches Service Station at an El Cheapo on Spring Grove Road just before 5 p.m.

The store employees and customers were able to exit and lock the suspect, who has not been identified, inside the store.

WCSO deputies, with the help of the Jesup Police Department, attempted to make verbal contact with the man but did not receive a response. Officials were able to gain a live video feed inside the store, but no movement was detected.

The Wayne County Special Response Team was eventually deployed to enter the store.

The man was found dead in the restroom.

According to the sheriff’s office, two medics were brought in, but the man was already deceased.

The scene has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

This story is developing. News 3 will provide further updates.

Story by Lewis Levine, Coastal News Service

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