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Police say angry Biloxi man returned to Winn-Dixie with a gun

It was business as usual Sunday at Winn-Dixie on Pass Road in Biloxi, where a store employee was shot Saturday night. The injury was not life threatening and a suspect is in jail.
It was business as usual Sunday at Winn-Dixie on Pass Road in Biloxi, where a store employee was shot Saturday night. The injury was not life threatening and a suspect is in jail. calee@sunherald.com

A man kicked out of the Winn-Dixie on Pass Road on Saturday evening returned two hours later to exact revenge, police say.

Biloxian Kelvin Maron Lewis Jr., 23, confronted a store employee inside the entrance to the grocery store shortly after 9 p.m., police Lt. Christopher DeBack said Sunday morning. Lewis fired an automatic handgun at the employee, who ran back inside but was struck by a bullet. The employee was recovering from an injury that was not life threatening, DeBack said.

DeBack said few shoppers were in the grocery store when the shooting happened because it was almost closing time.

Police arrived almost immediately, Deback said, and officers were able to arrest Lewis on an aggravated assault charge before he had a chance to leave the immediate area.

Lewis was being held at the Harrison County jail on a $250,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.

Drew Elkins, regional vice president for Winn-Dixie, released a statement that said, “We are focused on doing everything we can to support our team, and our thoughts and prayers are with those directly involved and injured.”

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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