According to investigators, about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening the three men arrived together in one vehicle and parked near the victim’s White City home. Detectives say the three men busted into the home and one of them hit the resident in the face with a crowbar. That’s when the resident shot Bennett once in the abdomen with a handgun.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Haines and Slocum ran from the apartment and took off in their vehicle, leaving Bennett behind. A short time later, Bennett borrowed a phone from a neighbor to call 911 for medical attention.