Friday, July 27, 2018

Fortification Street Shooting (Updated)

JPD issued the following statements and mug shot:

(#2)  Jackson Police have made an arrest in a shooting investigation.  Police have charged 58-year-old, Jackson Smith, with aggravated assault following the shooting of a 43-year-old male on Fortification Street earlier today.  Smith was also charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, after contraband was found by officers during the arrest. The victim is listed in stable condition.  A motive is still unknown.

(#1) Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Fortification Street, just before 10:30am

Officers responded to a call of someone being shot near Fenian’s Pub. When they arrived, they found a black male lying near the sidewalk suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the pelvic area.

Witnesses told police that the victim was walking when a vehicle pulled up and words were exchanged. The driver of the vehicle fired shots, striking the victim before driving off. The suspect was described only as an older white male. 

Investigators have developed a possible identity on the suspect and are working to verify that information as well as locate him.  Nearby businesses were also being checked for any surveillance that may assist in the investigation. 

The victim, who is age 43, was responsive and was transported to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown. 


Louis LeFleur said...

Initial reports at lunchtime said it took place in front of McDade's for whatever that's worth. Could have been either side of the street. Whatever, but damn!

Anonymous said...

drug deal gone bad nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

A shooting in The Belhaven? Tell me it's not so. We are getting crowded with Jacktown immigrants up here in Madison, so y'all had better mosey on over to Brandon to avoid the gunfire.

Keep your heads down, ya hear?

Macy Hanson said...

I saw the police and ambulances flying down Fortification not long after the shooting (which I now know was a shooting). I saw a black male with people around him directly in front of Fenian's (south side of the street), almost between Fenian's and the Pizza Shack.

The shooting was not on the McDade's side, based upon what I saw driving by as a crowd seemed to be forming.

Macy Hanson said...

And yes, my wife and I are moving to ZIP code 39110 on August 20th. Enough of this. Which is sad, because Belhaven could be so nice without the crime.

Anonymous said...

A shooting in Councilperson Vergi's Belhaven!

Anonymous said...

I was in line at the new Froogle's when I heard about this. I normally go to the one in the Fondren but it was too packed, what with the Mayor's Harvard Commencement Speech at the site of the abandoned High Noon Cafe.

Anonymous said...

You think a drug deal can’t go bad in Madison? The drugs follow the money. Just like pineapples

Anonymous said...

Bye, Macy! You won't be missed!

Anonymous said...

4:34 PM Nope, drug deals are illegal in Madison. We have respect for the law up these ways.

We will soon be "building a wall" on the south side of County Line Road.


Anonymous said...

Macy, you will be missed. I hope you change your mind.

Anonymous said...

I can’t wait till they build that lake in some blood oath real estate deal and the only people who will benefit will be the junkies when the thing flops. We can call it shit lake until they move in. The Junkie Shit lake of Greater Jackson will be fabulous. My heart bleeds for the oysters downstream..
Just like the Eastover residents, the poor Canadian Geese will be confuzzled as to what they should do on the issue of migration. Maybe they’ll shit on a politicians head. One can only hope.

As for the last person out of Jackson, turn off the lights.

Anonymous said...

Macey, you won't regret it. They fix roads, police respond, they don't have food give-aways, and instead of gunfire at night you hear crickets. Sell before property goes down further.

Anonymous said...

All of this white on black crime in Jackson has gotten out of hand! It is past time for the black residents to begin moving to the nearby safer cities in Madison and Rankin Counties!!!! Our lives are at stake because of these white criminals like Smith!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad Lumbaba is at Harvard...

Anonymous said...

6:59, you realize you could do an hour long of drug use at Madison Central right? They are peeling kids off the floor on a daily basis.

Cynical Sam said...

This happened because ol' blood and guts Baby Chocke was at Harvard and thus Jacktown was missing his brilliant leadership.

Anonymous said...

6:39 AM Your Madison envy is very apparent and is so typical of Jacktown residents. Maybe you could apply for a day-pass so that you could drive through our crime and pothole free vistas.

Anonymous said...

The idea that Jackson’s burbs are not infested with meth and heroin is hilarious. You’re still in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

@1:04 PM "Jackson's burbs" is a wide brush stroke. You will rarely see a meth arrest in Madison. The stat's are there to see. Go to the Sheriff's website for arrest summaries.

There has been only one "controlled substance" arrest this month, and that wasn't necessarily "meth."

The other drug arrests for July were for teens possessing small amounts of pot - for which a citation was issued.

Save your bovine scatology for another forum.

Anonymous said...

@ July 28, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Envious of what? Neighbors calling cops on you when your grass is over a quarter-inch high? Cops profiling only black people? Neighbors calling cops when you are hosting guest at your home and its only 8pm in the evening? The pedophiles living with their parents or grandparents? The various meth and heroin junkies? Madison and Rankin, the homes are newer - that's it. The racial migration will continue when one too many blacks will move into the neighborhood.

@ Macy Hanson - go ahead, tuck tail and run. You're acting as if the shooting was a random deal between two unfamiliar assailants. It was a personal matter that ended up in gunfire.

Common sense is just not so common anymore. SMH

Anonymous said...

8:10 is right to be supportive of Madison; however, it's a damned lie to say 'they fix roads' and 'they' certainly do not fix potholes in Madison. But, 'they' do spray-paint a circle around them. And 'they' pay an employee to operate that paint can. Somebody needs to put Mayor Butler on a pothole machine and get her out of everybody's business.

Anonymous said...

"Initial reports at lunchtime said it took place in front of McDade's for whatever that's worth. Could have been either side of the street. Whatever..."

Initial reports at lunchtime were wrong, Bub. Could have been either side of the street but it was not! Whatever, indeed...Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

The Ripple Effect is very real people! If you don’t understand, go drop a rock into water & watch the waves ripple in a circular manner ALL THE WAY AROUND where the rock dropped into the water. Jackson, our capital city is where the rock dropped - the surrounding areas will ALL eventually feel the impact! READ YOUR HISTORY!

Anonymous said...

The Jacktown whiners continue to bad-mouth the adjacent counties. Either move or quit your whining. You elected these clowns who couldn't manage a lemon-aid stand => own it!

Anonymous said...

In other words, 9:17, we are going to eventually die. But, how foolish of you to suggest we do nothing to prolong life or put off death if we can reasonably do that.

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

Keep that BS at Shuckers, not in the great city of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

YOU and your attitude are the #1 problem, July 27, 2018 at 7:31 PM.

Anonymous said...

So...1:48; Just so I understand your analysis: You are saying that people who respond to a problem are the problem? Gotcha.

Anonymous said...

Miss Theca - Sadly that would be the "former" great city of Jackson.

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