Domestic Disturbance Ends Tragically
On August 30, 2015 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from the homeowner at 506 Mason Court in the Farmington Station Subdivision in the county in reference to a disturbance between the homeowner and her estranged boyfriend which resulted in boyfriend being shot and killed at the residence. The deceased boyfriend is identified as Joshua G. ROBINSON, a 34 year old male from Madison, MS.
ROBINSON and the victim had been in a relationship with each other recently. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office had received complaints of domestic violence in the past on ROBINSON and he had a “Simple Assault – Domestic Violence” and “Malicious Mischief” pending against him in Rankin County Justice Court.
ROBINSON arrived at the victims residence just before 4:30pm Sunday, a verbal disturbance escalated to physical violence between the two. During the physical disturbance, the two struggled over a handgun. The handgun discharged fatally wounding ROBINSON.
Based on victim statements, witness statements and evidence collected from the scene, the homeowner is not currently facing charges in relation to this incident and was released from the Sheriff’s Office. This case will be turned over to District Attorney Michael Guest who will present the case to a Rankin County Grand Jury.