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Suspect killed during robbery at Oxford convenience store

Posted September 17, 2014

Leo Antonie Alston

— A 29-year-old Oxford man was shot and killed Tuesday night as he attempted to rob a convenience store on Outer Loop Road, Oxford police said.

According to investigators, Leo Antonie Alston, of 203 First St., entered the Rose Mart at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. A struggle ensued after Alston entered the store, and he was fatally shot.

Alston has a long history of criminal activity which numbers in the dozens of charges.


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  • jmoxley2010 Sep 17, 2014

    Probably the same guy that was dressed as a woman in Creedmoor. Robbing banks and stores all through Granville Co.

  • fairisfair Sep 17, 2014

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    Best comment ever! Run for president!!

  • notexactly Sep 17, 2014

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    Amen to that!!!! That is 100% the truth of the matter. So when the economy was booming in the 90s and into the 2000s why was crime high then??? You got it.

  • disgusted2010 Sep 17, 2014

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    The idea that crime is caused/result of the economy may have been plausible in the past, but not so much today. We are in the fourth or fifth generation of people who have never worked a day in their lives and have been on one form of entitlement or the other since conception. They have few role models (other than the sports criminals or gang bangers) and there is no family structure and many receive no real upbringing.

    Even if the economy was to come back extremely strong there is a faction that have never and will never work or contribute society. They have been given everything since birth and see nothing wrong with taking what they desire.

  • less_govt_is_better_govt Sep 17, 2014

    When life or death is a matter of seconds the police are only minutes away.

    Arm yourself and protect your family and property.

  • jmcdow2792 Sep 17, 2014

    The economy needs to be fast tracked so that at least some of these criminals can have jobs. There is just too much of this going on today.

  • ncouterbanks69 Sep 17, 2014

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    Excuses have always and will always be their strongpoint. Never blame who is at fault....that would make too much sense.

  • luvstoQ Sep 17, 2014

    A THIMKER, the article says what happened - what more do you need?

    A scuffle as 'trivial' as money, right? So, you don't accept that the article says 'robbery'??
    Would you still think it was 'trivial' if you were robbed?

  • Duff Dry Sep 17, 2014

    I'm as liberal as the day is long, but I don't have any problem with this outcome. I hope the store clerk is OK. It's a dangerous job!

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 17, 2014
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    OK folks. Time to get out the knee gerk chin guards. Nothing can be assumed from the info in this article. All we know is someone lost their life in a scuffle over something as trivial as money. Put away the soap boxes and reflect on that. Maybe we can all become better people.

    Well, well - If this guy broke into your house and killed your kids and wife, you might be singing a different tune. It is so easy to be pious.