September 18, 2023

Jackson police announce four apparent weekend homicides

Therese Apel

According to Jackson police, four people are dead and others have been injured in the capital city since Friday.

An email from JPD Spokesman Sam Brown lists the following homicides:

Homicide 87

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday. At approximately 1:40pm officers responded to the 3000 block of Woodbine. Officers discovered an unresponsive black male on the bridge. The victim had a single gunshot wound and was deceased at the scene. Investigators are still gathering information on a motive and possible suspect(s).

Homicide 88

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday in the 1700 block of Ellis Ave. At approximately 11:30pm, Lahenrya Perry, 20, was shot while sitting inside her vehicle. A unidentified male fired shots from the door of the of the store. Two other victims were also shot and transported a local hospital. Their conditions are not known. Ruben Crosby was later arrested and charged with homicide. Crosby’s mother Debbie Crosby was also arrested and charged with hindering prosecution.

Homicide 89

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on 9/15/23 in the 2800 block of Overstreet. At approximately 11:00pm. officers responded to that location and discovered a black male, Joe Benjamin Mayfield, 63, unresponsive. Investigators determined that Mr Mayfield was assaulted with a large object and later succumbed to his injury and his vehicle was also taken. Investigators are still gathering evidence and information.

Homicide 90

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday on Liberty St near Coleman St. Officers responded to the area and discovered two black males shot inside a vehicle. One victim, a 19 year old black male, was transported to a local hospital. Richard Newell, 24, succumbed to his injuries as well. Investigators are still gathering information about an unknown suspect who pulled up in a black SUV and fired shots into the vehicle and fled the scene.

If you have any information on any of these incidents contact Jackson Police at 601-960-1234 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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