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January 26, 2022

JPD and Capitol police work fatal double shooting in Fondren

Therese Apel

Two people were shot, one fatally, on Dunbar Street in Fondren Tuesday night.

Jackson Police Department and the Capitol Police Department are looking into the incident that occurred at 223 Dunbar.

Authorities say Purnell Cowart, 27, and Bobby McDowell, 33, were in a vehicle in front of that location when several people pulled up in a dark-colored truck and fired shots into their car.

Cowart was killed in the shooting, and McDowell was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

If you know anything about this homicide and aggravated assault, please contact Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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