Monroe store clerk accused of manslaughter after shooting alleged armed robber

Alexander has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after shooting at an armed robbery...
Alexander has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after shooting at an armed robbery suspect, MPD says.(Source: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 11:52 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 10:57 AM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A Monroe Dollar General store clerk has been arrested on a charge of manslaughter after shooting and killing an alleged armed robber, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Officers say they responded to Dollar General at 711 South 8th Street on Jan. 2, 2022, in reference to a shooting.

Arrest records say that there was an armed robbery at the store and the store clerk shot at the suspect. The suspect was shot along with another customer.

The armed robbery suspect was found outside of the store lying in the money he had allegedly taken. The suspect died from his injuries.

The customer who had been shot was treated at a hospital for injuries and later released.

The store clerk, Rafus Anderson, says he locked the store and left after the incident.

Anderson went to the Monroe Police Department and gave a statement.

MPD says that Anderson told them he was afraid the suspect was going to kill him when he pulled out a gun and robbed the store.

Anderson allegedly told MPD that he shot at the suspect but did not know he hit him as the suspect continued running.

Officials say that Anderson told them this was the sixth armed robbery at the store since Aug.