LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Authorities say a man suspected of two robberies was fatally shot by a bystander on Monday.
The Limestone County Sherriff’s Office (LCSO) went to a store robbery at a gas station on Main St. in Ardmore. Authorities said the suspect had already robbed a gas station on Highway 31 in Athens that night before moving on to Ardmore.
Local agencies got a description of the suspect and his vehicle and began searching the area for the suspect.
Authorities say the suspect, James Lee Henry, 53, of Collegeville, PA walked into a gas station at about 8:20 p.m. Henry was reportedly armed with a handgun and held the clerk at the store at gunpoint.
LCSO says a U.S. Marine who was at the station saw the robbery from outside and was carrying a legal weapon.
Officials said that when Henry walked out of the gas station, the bystander told him several times to drop his weapon and Henry didn’t. Authorities said Henry then pointed his gun at the bystander.
Authorities confirmed the bystander shot Henry.
First responders arrived and attempted to aid Henry, but he died from his injuries at the scene.
LCSO says all the funds stolen in both robberies were recovered. This investigation remains active and no arrests have been made.