Friday, October 11, 2019

Homicide by Grove Park (Updated)

JPD issued the following statement.

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting.  It happened before 9:00 pm in the 4100 block of Parkway Avenue.

Officers originally responded to a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the parking lot of the Grove Park Community Center.  When they arrived, officers learned that a dark colored sedan had collided with a dark colored SUV.  The male driver of the sedan was found on the ground unresponsive and it was later determined that he was suffering from at least two gunshot wounds.  He was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Additional investigation suggested that the victim had been shot near the park area, then attempted to drive away before crashing into another vehicle.  The male driver of the second vehicle was not injured and did not appear to have witnessed the shooting.

The decedent is a black male and has since been identified as 23 year-old, Austin Moore.  It is not known what lead to the shooting and no suspects have been identified.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

Update (1:45 PM):  Investigators have charged 22 year-old, Marquis Bell, with murder involving the death of victim, Cortez Hopkins.  Investigators have also charged 26 year-old, Kadarius Sandifer-26, with evidence tampering and obstruction of justice in the case.

Both suspects have since had their initial court appearances and both were denied bond.  Additional arrests in this case are possible.


Anonymous said...

64 for those keeping count.

Anonymous said...

This is very similar to the Tupac/Suge Knight shooting in Vegas. They were shot at a red light, tried to drive to hospital but crashed into a pole and had to explain to police the situation. Tupac died a few days later from his wounds in the hospital.

Anonymous said...

One good thing is the murder rate has slowed and now doesn’t look like we will get close to the record. Yay progress?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the shooting "likely" took place nearby. Given the park is a "gun-free" zone and all that.....

Anonymous said...

Do you think he was wearing an inappropriate Halloween costume?

Anonymous said...

Damn there's an awful lot of assault rifle crime happening on the streets in Mississippi. I just saw this story last night about a felon with an assault weapon with a 100 count assault drum clip.

Why do people even need to posses such military grade tools of slaughter?

Cynical Sam said...

They were fighting over a bottle of pumpkin spice.

Long Live The Bill of RIGHTS said...

Libtard logic:

It absolutely, positively, did not happen in the park. The park is a GUN FREE ZONE. Every shooter knows that it is illegal to carry in a GUN FREE ZONE. To do otherwise would be breaking the law.

Normal logic:

Concealed is concealed. Gun free zones don't do anything except pander a few votes for blood sucking politicians, and disarm the law abiding public.

It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six. Lock and load. When seconds count the cops are minutes away.

Anonymous said...


100 Round drum magazines aren't illegal or under ATF purview. If you actually read your own article you'd know he was arrested for receiving a firearm while under felony indictment. You'd know this if you weren't a mouthbreathing democrat though.

And while we're at it "assault weapon" is media speak.

Anonymous said...

Now 67.

Anonymous said...

Was it really necessary to be so nasty and insulting? Not everyone is so obsessed with guns that they have mentally archived every bit of terminology and law regarding guns.

I myself am an AGI certified Master Gunsmith. I probably know 100x more about firearms than you and most other people. You should be an ambassador not a hostile agent.

And unfortunately, Assault Rifle has entered the modern lexicon just like flatscreen and drone and many other popular, but incorrect titles.

Finally, there will probably come a time when Armalite and Kalashnikov pattern rifles and will be banned just like many previously popular weapons. This nation will survive.

Anonymous said...

Wait...isn't Kalashnikov one of the Kardashians? Kalashnikov Kardashian Kanye West?

Anonymous said...

Well, I do declare! It's just a plumb miracle. Maybe that Presbyterian Calvin was right and we are a " Chosen" family!
Here our big ole family has even lived even in really bad cities like Chicago and New York with some having jobs at night and been in law enforcement and the military and all that and never has even one of us died of a gunshot! And, most of us don't even have a gun 'cepting the few who live in the country or like to hunt some and they manage to get game to eat with a plain old ordinary rifle. Oooo...they must really shoot good to shoot deer and such without all those fancy rifles and guns!
Odd , isn't it that with all those old enough going to war and being in combat and all that none of them hunted or even had a gun in their house. Why do you reckon that is, Bubba?
I seem to remember Granddaddy saying something about "smarts" being the best protection . Wonder what that was about. Sure hope little Johnnie will be smart at school, but he'll be kinda trapped and his teacher wears those thick glasses and isn't all that coordinated. What kinda gun is it he keeps in his classroom?

Anonymous said...

It's too early on a Sunday morning to be drunk and spewing gibberish

Anonymous said...

11:59am It’s nearly noon and you are still the same drink or sober ... no gray matter.

Anonymous said...

11:59 am Add up money you have spent buying, maintaining, and securing your firearms. Add the time you've expended.
If you had spent the same time and expense securing your home( lots of new materials as well as secured systems), learning how to protect yourself by not getting into vulnerable situations or how to avoid unstable humans, you'd get the sarcasm @9:49.
No one can protect themselves from a sniper or ambush.
Most people are murdered by someone they know.
The better course is to learn how to recognize and avoid threats...not to invite and become a threat by being too unimaginative to realize your human mistakes with a lethal weapon, can put others at risk. Your children , when they are teens will have figured out how to access your firearms. I hope they are stable and their friends are all stable and that they never use drugs or drink so much as to be impaired.
And, you cannot stop a bomb or tank or RPG with firearms.

If you can't recognize sarcasm, you might not should have a firearm at all.

Anonymous said...

Now 68.

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