JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson store clerk charged with murder
in the shooting death of a man who allegedly stole beer is now
facing a lawsuit.
J&S Food Mart clerk Sarbrinder Pannu is charged with murder and
shooting into an occupied vehicle. On August 17, police say
36-year-old James Hawthorne went inside the store, grabbed beer and
ran out without paying.
Pannu allegedly followed Hawthorne outside and shot him in the
head and shoulder. Hawthorne, who had gotten into his vehicle, lost
control and crashed into a gas pump.
A lawsuit has been filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against
the 31-year-old store clerk on behalf of the dead man's two minor
Pannu is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.
The lawsuit doesn't specify the amount of damages sought.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,