March 20, 2023

Pair arrested in Saturday homicide in Jackson

Therese Apel

Dewayne Ruffin, 59, and Ebonique Lashntay Stiff, 41

Two arrests have been made after a fatal shooting over the weekend.

Police say a man died Saturday night in the 4000 block of Rainy Road around 6:30 p.m. The victim is a 49-year-old man who has not yet been identified.

Ebonique Lashntay Stiff, 41, and Dewayne Ruffin, 59, were arrested and charged with murder. Police say the victim was shot multiple times.

The victim’s name has not yet been released pending the notification of the next of kin.

If you have any information about this shooting, please contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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