Woman scares off robber with gun shot

Photo courtesy Biloxi Police
Photo courtesy Biloxi Police

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The owners of a Biloxi convenience store stopped an attempted robbery with a gunshot.

Biloxi Police say Travis Tyrone McCoy pulled a knife on one of the owners of Double Down Discount Thursday evening and demanded money from the cash register.

Police say surveillance video from the shop shows the robber struggling with the store owner until the man's wife appeared with a gun. Police say she fired a shot over the head of her husband and the robber. The man then ran off.

Police arrested McCoy Friday and charged him with armed robbery. He's being held at the Harrison County jail on $50,000 bond.