November 21, 2022

Belhaven carjacking leads to wreck and shooting, which leads to Sunday night death investigation

Therese Apel

One man is dead, another has been shot, and an elderly woman has been hospitalized after an incident in the area of Northside Drive and Bailey Avenue Sunday night.

It started when two vehicles were carjacked in the Belhaven area, according to JPD spokesman Sam Brown. Brown said later, those two vehicles were involved in the accident at Northside and Bailey. He said JPD is handling the death pending and accident investigation, while Capital police are handling the carjackings. That was all the information he could release at the time.

An early JPD report obtained Monday by Darkhorse Press states that an officer responded to the intersection of Northside and Bailey around 11:20 p.m. and found a black Hyundai Sonata on fire. A Toyota Camry was also on the scene, and a white Buick Enclave was on the shoulder of the intersection on the scene where it had hit a pole. The Enclave had been shot multiple times, breaking the windshield and damaging the front of the vehicle.

Early police information says officers found a dead man lying on the ground next to the Hyundai wearing dark clothing, a hoodie, gloves, a black cap, and a mask covering part of his face, but nobody else on scene could be identified as being involved with that vehicle or the incident that seemed to have occurred there. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart has identified him as Jakobi Beauchamp. She said the investigation into his cause of death is ongoing.

The Hyundai Sonata, as it turned out, was stolen along with a Toyota Camry around 7 p.m., the information states.

Early in the investigation, nothing on the victim’s body seemed to indicate that he had been shot, nor was there anything that appeared to indicate an assault, police documents say.

The victim’s body was given to the Hinds County Coroner’s office.

An elderly woman in the Enclave wasn’t shot, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Another officer then responded to a call at a local emergency room for a gunshot, and found a man who claimed to have been a customer at a store there on Bailey Avenue when the shooting started. His wound is not life-threatening.

This is a developing story.

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