WARNING: GRAPHIC & VIOLENT VIDEO FOOTAGE
Security camera video at Performance Oil on McDowell Road shows a struggle taking place between Wayne Parish and Charles McDonald before McDonald was shot to death on July 21, 2016. A Hinds County grand jury indicted Mr. Parish for first degree murder in the death of 17 year-old McDonald on October 28. A confrontation took place between the two men at the business when McDonald tried to steal a car.
The video shows McDonald walking down McDowell Road. His mother attempted to take him Henley-Young Youth Detention Center down the street but the troubled young man jumped out of the car and ran away. Troubled because his mother said he had been at Henley-Young eight times in the last two years. The video shows him walking across the property of Performance Oil. A Lexus ES350 attracted his interest. He picked up an object and apparently tried to smash open a window and gain access to the vehicle. The confrontation begins at 3:45 in video.
The video shows Mr. Parish coming out of the office and confronting McDonald. The police report states the Vice-President of Performance Oil was carrying a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver. Mr. Parish chases McDonald around the car. McDonald then charges at the businessman. There is a struggle and both men are apparently fighting over the gun. McDonald crumples to the ground when shots are fired as the rounds struck him in the upper torso. A pick-up truck pulls up and a woman who knew the deceased gets out of the vehicle. Police arrived on the scene within two minutes. The police report states that Mr. Parish submitted to an interview and was not charged with a crime. It also states the case was sent to a grand jury.
Mr. Parish is lives in Crystal Springs. He is currently in custody at the Hinds County Detention Center on an indictment of first degree murder. He has not been arraigned. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Winston Kidd. His arraignment is supposed to take place Tuesday. He was arrested on December 29, 2016, two months after the grand jury returned the indictment. The indictment also states the incident took place on June 21, 2016 but that is wrong as it took place on July 21.
Kingfish note: The Jackson Free Press interviewed McDonald's mother. She is naturally upset over the death of her son. There is no question she loved her son. He was apparently out of control and she tried to do the right thing by taking him back to Henley-Young. Unfortunately, she is the one who suffers for her son's stupidity.