Suspected robber shot and killed at Rockcastle County gas station


We are learning more about a fatal shooting during a robbery at a Mount Vernon gas station.

Family members of 20-year old James Hensley of Rockcastle County say he was shot and killed outside the Shell station, off exit 59, overnight.

Police say Hensley had just robbed the clerk and was on his way out of the gas station when the clerk fired a gun.

They say Hensley used a knife to get away with cash and cigarettes before he was killed.

Officers are not identifying the clerk.

Police say they are still investigating.

Original story:

We have confirmed a suspect was shot and killed during a robbery attempt overnight in Rockcastle County.

It happened at the Shell station off exit 59 in Mount Vernon.

Kentucky State Police say a clerk was the one who pulled the trigger, shooting and killing the suspect.

We still don't know if the suspect got any cash, had made demands, or if the suspect was armed.

We have several crews in Mount Vernon.

We will bring you more information as we get it.

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