October 18, 2021

Jackson police issue warrant in the Rain Nightclub shooting, update on other homicides

Therese Apel

EDITOR’S NOTE: We initially reported one of the deceased victims as Deya Bennett, whose name was given to us by the Jackson Police Department. That is incorrect and has been changed to reflect the correct information.

In a Monday press conference, Deputy Chief Deric Hearn told reporters a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jeremy Jones in the Club Rain triple homicide early Sunday morning.

Jeremy Jones is wanted in the shooting deaths of Alicia Brown, Elijah Bridges, and Deanne Bell. Hearn called the shootings, as well as the shootings of three other club patrons who were injured, “senseless crimes.”

There were security guards who were working the inside of the club where the shootings happened, Hearn said.

“That’s why we talk so much about putting guns down. If you have an issue or disturbance or argument, put the guns down, lives are a whole lot more important,” Hearn said. “We’ve got to work together, we’ve got to teach the young people not to pick up guns when there are arguments.”

Police have also arrested a suspect in the Thursday night shooting death of Eric Jackson, who was killed at the NP One Stop at the intersection of Raymond Road and Shady Lane Drive. Alonte Henderson has been arrested and charged with murder in that case.

Hearn said Jackson’s death was a retaliation killing, from what police have gathered.

A suspect is also sought in the Sept. 28 shooting death of Tishon Norwood. Joseph Brown is also a suspect in the deaths of Herbert Thomas and Mario Swegman on Oct. 12.

“All this retaliation, these arguments — even the shooting that occurred at State Street and Beasley, we’ve gotten info that might have been an argument in disoute of boyfriend and girlfriend. We’re looking into other aspects, that might have been retaliation, too,” Hearn said. “We need the public’s help.”

If you have any information on any of these homicides, or if you know where Jeremy Jones or Joseph Brown are, please call Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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