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Suspect killed during robbery at Oxford convenience store

Posted September 17, 2014 9:07 a.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2014 1:52 p.m. EDT

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.