Monday, August 3, 2015

Homicide at Madison Courthouse

Update 3: Shooter identified as William Wells.  Courthouse source says Wells went to Brown's house this morning.  Brown was not there  so he went to the courthouse.  Brown walked outside of the courthouse with his attorney to discuss the case.  Wells whacked Brown when they did so.

Update 2: Sheriff Randy Tucker will hold a press conference at his office at 10:00 AM.   Brown was a known and long-time drug dealer.

 Update: A shootout in the parking lot took place. A man was lying in wait for Kendrick Brown to appear in the parking lot.  Brown was scheduled to appear for a status conference.  He was indicted for the sale of cocaine and a conspiracy charge.  The shooter's mother was shot in the thigh this weekend and today's incident was apparently retaliation for what took place over the weekend.  The mother was hospitalized and will survive.  She was supposed to testify against Brown today.  Brown is deceased and apparently was thought to be involved in the weekend shooting.  Brown's indictment is posted below. Original post is below.

Shooter in front of Madison County Courthouse. One person wounded. Sheriff's deputies on scene en masse. CPR being administered to victim. Extent of injuries, identify, survival all unknown. Deputies have scene under control. Fate and identity of shooter is unknown. JJ has learned the identity of one deceased person on scene but it is not known if he is the shooter or victim.


Anonymous said...

Street justice at the Madison County Courthouse.
I love my mother some I'm going to kill the SOB who shot her.
I'll just sit here on this bench & wait till Kendrick Brown arrives.

Anonymous said...

Definitely street justice. It's the mentality in Canton and in most of Jackson. What do you expect from a bunch of residents who's biggest pass time is "chillin" and making sure the kids wake up to get their free meals and free school supplies. Hang and live around sewer rats and this will always happen. Can't say they do much to protect informants either, that's sad.

Anonymous said...

And to think, if we had changed the State of Mississippi flag, NONE of this would have happened.

Burke said...

No Charles Bronson fans commenting here, I see.

Had someone shot my mother, I would have seriously considered taking the law into my own hands. It's personal.

Supports Vigilante Justice said...

So, what's the problem here? Unless the county has to pay for the funeralizin', I don't see one.

Anonymous said...

Would like to read the witness statements of the mother's shooting. Why wasn't this newsworthy? Somebody wanted it kept quiet. What hour did it happen, where did it happen--inside or outside. There's more to this than meets the eye.

Anonymous said...

The other day I saw something about the long legacy of black folks' rightly mistrusting the legal system to provide them any recourse, back in Jim Crow days. Things have gotten better, but (1) still imperfect - compare sentencings in black-on-black vs. black-on-white crimes & (2) culture changes slowly.

Part of what would (probably?) stop me & 1:05 from taking the law into our own hands would be trust that the guy who tried to kill Mom would be sent away for a very long time. Subtract that trust, and today is what you get.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, all drug defendants heading to court should be allowed to carry firearms with them so as to defend themselves. Everyone in court should be allowed to carry firearms, in fact. It's the only way to make sure everyone is safe.

Anonymous said...

If Wells would have looked for an opportunity to gun him down in Jackson, he would have served two years max.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Wells did enough to qualify for the death penalty.

Anonymous said...

Kayce McPherson, a friend of Kendrick Brown, said, "He was a good guy. He loved his son. He didn't mess with nobody." McPherson described Brown as a giving person and said he didn't do anything that would have caused him to be shot to death.

"Regardless of what anybody says about his lifestyle, he was a good man," McPherson said.

from 9:48 C/L update

Enough said......

Anonymous said...

This will no doubt effect real estate values on the north side of Madison, the city.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


While I'm at it: the tacky, tacky, anonymous hit pieces in your Madison Supervisor races make me blush! Our candidates in Hinds are gentlemen and ladies in comparison.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, 3:08, wish I had thought of that. Perhaps the constantly commenting Hinds/Jackson bashers live in Rankin....

Anonymous said...

2:59- Yes property values will be affected. Everytime Canton or Jackson has a murder or major crime, the Rednecks and Affluent in the "other" Madison and in Rankin County have to suffer when their homes increase in value and you can't even touch a private rental for less than $1200 and NO HUD is accepted. Yes there may be a couple of complexes that are low income, but they are going by the way side as new laws are now in affect to keep them cleaned up. The majority of residents RESPECT the area and the opportunities that their kids have in top rated schools. Guess we'll have to suffer some more.

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