Carjacker Burns To Death After Shooting Gun When Firefighters Came To Save Him

The suspect fired rounds into the air and refused to get out of the vehicle, Jackson Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said.

Jackson, MS – An alleged carjacker ultimately burned to death inside a stolen vehicle, after he crashed into a gas pump and began firing his gun into the air when people came to help, police said.

The incident occurred at the West Capitol Street Eagle Stop gas station at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, WLBT reported.

Police had been on the lookout for the vehicle since earlier that morning, when it was carjacked in the city of Byram, Jackson Police Department Sergeant Roderick Holmes said.

Surveillance footage showed the SUV as it flew into the parking lot and veered directly into the gas pump, where it burst into flames, Sgt. Holmes explained.

Jackson police and firefighters rushed to the scene, but the driver held them at bay by pulling out a handgun and firing it into the air, WJTV reported.

"When they arrived, they found a black SUV that had collided with a gas pump and the vehicle was on fire with the driver still inside," the department said in a press release. "Jackson Fire Department responded to assist, but the driver displayed a handgun and fired several shots into the air which prevented firemen from approaching."

"The driver never pointed the weapon at anyone and never appeared to make any efforts to exit the vehicle,” the release read. “He subsequently died as a result of the fire."

Two other vehicles parked nearby were also damaged in the blaze, WJTV reported.

Comments (21)
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TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

It makes one wonder what his end game actually was. Because I’m sure ‘agonizing death trapped in a burning car’ wasn’t it...

La Migra
La Migra

Roasting yourself and saving the taxpayer's money, I'm sure he public will appreciates that....RIP

sturnman22
sturnman22

Shit happens - usually to shitheads!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

He was probably aware of where he was headed in the afterlife and thought he would just get a head start.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

A carjacker? Probably a usual suspect.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

It burns him right! Idiot Piece of shit

JBo
JBo

Well...bye!

CaptCap
CaptCap

He was just following the legacy of Tupac: “live by the gun, die by the gun...” Such inspiration, huh?!

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

...in other news.

Bonneville Kid
Bonneville Kid

Suicide by gas pump? That's a new one.

td178
td178

Fuck'em

Stanracer
Stanracer

Idiot !

arizonastate42
arizonastate42

Dumb ass....

Andrewfurb44
Andrewfurb44

Another one bites the dust....

Unclbob
Unclbob

ahhh so sad.

Dependabilityfirst
Dependabilityfirst

Good, another piece of trash taking care of.

jadewyatt
jadewyatt

He became likely aware of wherein he changed into headed in the afterlife and concept he might simply get a head start.