SuperTalk Mississippi

Robbery victim accidentally shoots himself

Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communication Inc.

On Sunday night, Hattiesburg Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at Wal-Mart on Highway 49.

When officers arrived, they met with witnesses on scene that said a white male was approaching people in the parking lot, asking for money.

According to the victim, the white male attempted to rob him and the victim then pulled a gun and accidentally shot himself in the hand.

The victim drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.

The white male was taken into custody and transported to the police department for questioning.

35 year-old Justin Niehoff of Hattiesburg has been charged with one count of robbery in connection to the incident at Wal-Mart.

He is currently booked in to the Forrest County Jail.

Justin Niehoff. Photo courtesy of the Hattiesburg Police Department

Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here

Copyright 2024 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More