Friday, June 1, 2018

Homicide Near Farmer's Market

JPD issued the following statement. 

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue. 

Yesterday evening, shortly before 9:00pm, officers responded to the lot of the Gulf station for a shooting. Once they arrived, officers found an unresponsive black male on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. 

According to witness accounts, a dark colored SUV was observed speeding away from the lot. Moments later, a vehicle matching the description was involved in an accident a short distance from the scene. The driver fled on foot but was quickly apprehended. 

The suspect is identified as 26-year-old black male, Devan Robinson.  Robinson is being charged with Capital Murder for the death of 25-year-old black male, Roddrick Jackson. 

Though some details are known, the motive still remains unclear. 

Robinson remains in custody without bond and is awaiting his initial court appearance.


I would like to buy a vowel said...

Why is this on Kingfish? Was he a Ponzi Investor? Please help me connect the dots

Anonymous said...

What will this event actually cost the taxpayers, families and businesses?

1) Investigation, trial, incarceration...............$$$$$$$$
2) Lawsuits, unpaid debts, ......................... $$$$$$$$
3) Loss of taxes (one is prison bound, one is dead)..$$$$$$$$
4) Loss of income to children....................... $$$$$$$$
5) Insurance payouts................................ $$$$$$$$
6) Misc........................................... ..$$$$$$$$

This crime and countless others are sucking us dry. It feeds on itself and is a vicious cycle. I guess there is no solution when the culture, politics and demographics of Jackson simply don't care.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Is this part of Jackson considered "Midtown", Belhaven, or Fondren?

Anonymous said...

855, your post is about as woruthless as has been posted on JJ for a week. And that is saying a lot. Besides your assuming that the taxpayers will have more dollars spent from lawsuits, loss of taxes, , insurance and most all of your list is idiotic. And baseless. You assume that the killer and/or the killer was,a member of the tax paying society? You assume the killer or the killer were financilly supporting children? And what liability does the city have that will cost ir insurance dollars? Obviously could go on, but what's the point?

And, just for curiosity, how much is $$$$$? My calculator had a problem trying to add up your numbers.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone keeping a tally on the homicides in the most radical city on the planet? We're only five months into the year and I've lost count.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

8:55 meaning:

1) Investigation, trial, incarceration...............Waste
2) Lawsuits, unpaid debts, ......................... Waste
3) Loss of taxes (one is prison bound, one is dead)..Waste
4) Loss of income to children....................... Waste
5) Insurance payouts................................ Waste
6) Misc........................................... ..Waste

Anonymous said...

Is there a murder map? I know some cities have a map showing crimes. Don’t know if Jackson has something similar? I’d check with Clarion Ledger but after a few clicks they block you. Great business model.

Anonymous said...

10:42 AM

I posted a link to the murder map but it appears that it was censored. Go figure, and reporters are the first to scream "First Amendment." It is on the MS News site.

Anonymous said...

Gangs & Drugs......Drugs & Gangs.

Louis LeFleur said...

Good question, 9:32. Definitely not Belhaven or Fondren. Woodrow Wilson is the northern boundary of Midtown, but the area north of WW doesn't have a neighborhood name, as such, that I'm aware of.

PittPanther said...

This corner is the intersection of Fondren, Belhaven, and Midtown. Because this occurred on the North side of WW, I guess Fondren has to own it.

My issue is with the title of this posting. This happened "by the farmers market?" Why not say "by Milsaps college?" Or "by the stadium?" Are you trying to justify Doris Berry's move, with a crime that happened well after the market was closed?

Anonymous said...

Says the victim was suffering. Did they just watch him die? Sarc

Anonymous said...

9:32 AM It's "The Hood."

Anonymous said...

"Homicide by Farmer's Market"?

Is that like "Suicide by Cop"?

Did the perp force the guy to eat kale and raw okra until he kicked the bucket?

(Gotta have some levity, given that Jackson is on a record murder pace)

Anonymous said...

It's just called Jackson. You don't have to compartmentalize it. All areas have the same "problem" effecting it. These same "problems" affect neighboring communities as well.

Anonymous said...

No 12:50, Jackson has to own it. And it's near the former Farmer's Market that went out of business because no one felt safe to sell or buy produce there. The new Farmer's Market is on High Street, at least for now.

Anonymous said...

Google the WLBT murder map of Jackson. It pinpoints the locations of all of the murders in Jackson over the last two years. Not one murder has been committed East of I-55.

Valimer Putin said...

Wait till you see temperatures breaks 95 degrees & their a full moon. Man, the murder rate will sky rocket!

Anonymous said...

@4:31 PM I looked up the murder map. What a shameful and depressing display. How can anyone defend or make excuses. Yu can just scroll through and see the empty stares and remorseless faces of the mugshots. I can't understand how my mother and family moving to Rankin County caused all of that.

Packing Heat 24/7 said...

It's going to be a long, hot, summer. Lock and load. Don't leave home without it, or them.

Anonymous said...

This property is owned by the University of Ms Medical Center and technically their jurisdiction and crime statistic.

Anonymous said...

I carry a can of Wasp Spray in my truck. Wasp Spray shoots out to 30 feet and will blind anyone it hits. Non lethal.

Anonymous said...

"the area north of WW doesn't have a neighborhood name, as such, that I'm aware of. "

Isn't that "The Miracle Mile", the stretch between UMMC and the Medical Mall, containing the Dept of Health headquarters, that is the location of the scientific/medical frontier-pushing enterprise that Gov Bryant announced early in his first term after visiting the Texas Medical Center for three days or so? Any of those biotech startups turn a profit yet?

Anonymous said...

@9:01 p.m., I'm not an engineer but I'd bet that a 9mm shot from a gun is just a little bit faster than a stream of poison from a can. You might want to trade that can of wasp spray in and get an upgrade -- just in case you and the bad guy shoot your weapons at the same time. Personally, I like everything about the .357 ballistics.

Long Live the 2A said...

When seconds count, the cops are minutes away. Lock and load.

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