California robbery suspect accused of shooting clerk who chased him won't face murder charge

ANTIOCH, California — A man accused of robbing a gas station and fatally shooting the clerk during an exchange of gunfire while he tried to escape ...

December 2, 2022
4:38 PM

ANTIOCH, California — A man accused of robbing a gas station and fatally shooting the clerk during an exchange of gunfire while he tried to escape will not face a murder charge, according to reports. KTVU Channel 2 reports Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton released a statement Thursday saying her office would not charge the robbery suspect, Ronald Jackson Jr., 20, with murder because the slaying could be considered self-defense under California law. Jackson reportedly shot and killed James Williams, 36, early Saturday during the robbery of a Chevron station in Antioch, according to a news release from the police department.

Cliff Pinckard