UPDATE: According to a Facebook post by Jeff Good, the owner of Sal & Mookie’s, the man who allegedly fired shots into the restaurant Monday morning is a former employee.
Good said the man went into the restaurant through the back door and fired shots and broke two windows with his gun. After that, he went and sat in his car and waited for JPD.
Good said Sal & Mookie’s is closed on Mondays, and that there were no injuries. The alleged shooter would have known that as an employee of the restaurant since it located to the District last year. Good said the man appeared intoxicated and could have a mental issue.
It’s unclear if the man will lose his job, Good said.
Authorities say gunshots were fired at a popular Jackson restaurant around 10 a.m. Monday.
Sal & Mookie’s, which had relocated to the District at Eastover in the last year from their longtime location in Fondren at 565 Taylor Street, had bullet holes in it on Monday, according to witnesses.
It’s unclear who might have fired the shots or if they were in fact intended to hit the restaurant.
Darkhorse Press has reached out to Sal & Mookie’s owner, Jeff Good. In addition to Sal & Mookie’s, Good also owns Broad Street Bakery and Bravo! Italian Restaurant and Bar.
We will update as more information becomes available.
If you know anything about this crime, please contact Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).