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HAPPENING NOW: Authorities searching for suspected robber, killer

WEST MONROE, LA (KSLA) - Police in Arkansas are on the look-out for a man accused of robbing a bank, attempting to steal a car, then shooting and killing an elderly man in a grocery store parking lot before driving to Arkansas with a Webster Parish Sheriff's deputy held at gun-point.

The suspected gunman is Stephen Saulsbury Jr. West Monroe Police say it all started when Saulsbury allegedly broke into an apartment at 1001 Glenwood Drive in West Monroe, Louisiana, armed with a rifle.

They say he was looking for someone who did not live there. He then stole a silver Toyota Tundra from the apartment complex, and drove it a near-by Chase Bank. He reportedly showed his rifle, then robbed the bank.

Next, police say, he went to Brookshires grocery store, located on Cypress St. in West Monroe, and allegedly shot and killed an elderly man at random with an assault rifle.

After the alleged shooting, Saulsbury drove to El Dorado, Arkansas, where he attempted to steal a car.

After that incident, that's when police say Saulsbury made his way back to West Monroe, where he ditched the truck originally stolen from his first visit in West Monroe. He left the truck at the Relay Station convenience store in Webster Parish near the Arkansas/Louisiana state-line, when he found an off-duty Webster Parish sheriff's deputy or dispatcher that was pumping gas. 

He allegedly approached the female deputy or dispatcher, forced her into her car, and made her drive her white Nissan X-terra at gunpoint to Arkansas.

They drove less than a mile into Arkansas, then the woman was able to get a gun from Saulsbury and fire shots.

When the car stopped, both the woman and Saulsbury got out. Saulsbury left in the car, and authorities don't know if he's been hit or not.

Right now, Louisiana State Police, Arkansas State Police, Webster Sheriff's Office and Springhill Police Department are responding and looking for the vehicle.

The Louisiana license plate on the x-terra reads: SBX-583

Authorities say Saulsbury may be armed and dangerous, so if you see him or the vehicle, please notify police.

 

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