The owner of JJ’s Corner told WJTV shortly after they closed down someone tried to break into the store located on Northside Drive and in light of recent events and out of fear for his safety, he says he did what he had to do.
“If he was coming inside and I didn’t do anything, he was going to kill me,” says Ali Nancer, business owner.
Nancer says he’s been fearful of being in his store, JJ’s Corner after hours after a recent event involving a family member, “It happened to my cousin in Canton, he was 13-years-old. He just got shot.”
13-year-old Muhammad Saeed was killed during an armed robbery of his father’s convenience store in Canton last month.
His father and store owner, Fahd Saeed was also shot, but survived.
“We come over here and try to make a living,” says Nancer.
Nancer says he was inside JJ’s Corner around 2:30 Sunday morning, when he heard someone trying to break in.
Surveillance video shows at least two men attempting to go inside the front door, but the doors were locked.
From there, Nancer tells us things took a turn when he says the man hopped the fence.
He says he immediately took action because he feared for his life.
“He went to the back and tried to break in the window. He was coming and he got a pistol on him and after that, when I saw him, I started shooting. I shot him three times,” says Nancer.
Around the time, Nancer says he shot the man, a man can be seen running to a car parked in front of the store.
He struggles to get in and too weak to shut the door.
The driver then pulls off.
It’s unclear where the suspects went or the condition of the man shot.
Jackson police tell us they are investigating.
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