Friday, January 19, 2018

Savage!

Percy King was shot and killed in his front yard this morning.  Mr. King was known as "The Snake Man" as he thrilled thousands of children in Jackson over the years. The possible suspect is in custody. 


JPD issued the following statement:
Jackson Police are investigating the fatal shooting of two individuals in the 500 block of Scott St. 

Shortly before 12:30pm, Officers responded to the call of a shooting.  Once they arrived, they found two unidentified males fatally injured.  Nearby, just down the street, Officers located a witness who had observed the incident unfold and that witness also held the suspect at bay until Officers took him into custody. 

The suspect has not been positively identified but is believed to be a 26-year-old black male.  A handgun, believed to be use in the crime, was also recovered.  

Investigators working to obtain a positive identification on both victims.  Motive remains unknown at this time. 



26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dang. He was always nice and wanted to help people learn about animals, particularly snakes. Nobody is safe anymore.

Anonymous said...

That was a good man.......WHY?

Anonymous said...

I had the privilege of seeing a few of his programs over the years with my kids. Thanks to his work, countless children (and adults) had a chance to see, touch, and learn about animals that they'd never otherwise get close to. He had a passion for what he did and the Metro area was better for having him as a part of it.

Anonymous said...

This is awful. He did so much with kids over the years and was such a nice man.

Anonymous said...

He really was such nice person and great with kids. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Damn shame. Always kind, humble, took time for every single kid and folks old and young. The Devil does not dwell below but walks these very streets.

Anonymous said...

That is such a shame and disgraceful. That man for years has entertained kids with animals, educated children about animals, snakes and the rest and often did it free of charge or for very little because it was a passion of his. The citizens of this city ought to have had enough and be outraged that we seem to live in a shooting gallery where we know every other day there will be a murder, but wait until the news comes out to learn where. White, black and the rest ought to unite and come together against this crime and fix the flaws of this justice system. The murdering animals in our community need to be put away and run out. Time to stop this mess.

Anonymous said...

I just met him when I took my granddaughter to a birthday party. What a crying shame and needless too. We just have to get more civilized in this town.

Anonymous said...

He was an amazing man. He didn’t charge anything to do birthday parties for kids. Just asked for you to give him whatever you could for his time. Kids loved him. He used to go to the daycare my kids attended.

Anonymous said...

This breaks my heart. What a tremendous loss to the community! Prayers for his family.

Anonymous said...

What a complete shame and tragedy! What a nice guy he was. I saw him at the Flea Market in Flowood once. Great entertainer and educator!

Now to the root of the problem: Jackson is gone. Period. It's out of control! I just did a Google street view "drive" down Scott Street, and i can only imagine how nice that little neighborhood must've been when things were safe in Jackson. Now, that fact that it's a side street off of MLK Drive tells you that's not a place you want to go!

Anonymous said...

Terrible. So senseless.

Anonymous said...

Percy was one those special people that everyone claimed to “know” - it was because he was so nice and engaging with all. My wife served a term on the zoo board and during that time is when our family met him. Always smiling and so genuine with sharing affection for his work with animals, people like him are so rare in our mixed-up world. I’m at a loss for words even trying to process this - is a crying shame.

Anonymous said...

He came to my kids preschool from time to time and I enjoyed him and his animals as did my child. I am sorry to hear this and hope Justice is swiftly served.

Anonymous said...

Damn.

Anonymous said...

I took my Grandkids to the state fair. He let the GK's hold several snake. Nice Guy. This is why we can't have nice things in Jackson. I'm being serious. Court system in Jackson Sucks

Anonymous said...

What does it take to make the voters of Jackson begin voting guilt and remove the cancer from their body?

Anonymous said...

What a tragedy!!! He was such a nice guy and I hate snakes!

I hope the District Attorney doesn't turn this one loose in 90 days!!!!

Anonymous said...

The DA? The only DA we have is a real life DA. I hope the Rankin County sensible jury next week burns his racist, incorrigible, absolutely crooked ass.

Anonymous said...

I grieve too, saw the brother yesterday at the mall, but the most pressing issue is the government shutdown.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about a motive? Who shoots two people in a front yard?

Anonymous said...

Ok, I can't take this B.S. any more! Let me just say that the "Snake Man" may have been just that a "Snake"! Everyone has secrets and his were Anacondas! Believe me or not,I don't care but he was no saint and hopefully it will come out!

Anonymous said...

Was inevitable that sooner or later someone would show up here to blame the victim.

Jackson is LOST.

Anonymous said...

My wife told me she met him as he came to our daughters daycare. He would also visit nursing homes. Horrible shame. Seems like he was a good person. A big loss for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Probably killed by another thug that was released from jail because of the piss poor law enforcement in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

1:42 you make me sick. I don't care if he had secrets. He was a great man that did great things in our city and he did not deserve to be gunned down. Have some respect and compassion.

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