Thursday, September 10, 2020

Homicide in Jackson (Updated)

 JPD tweeted the following statement:
 JPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just after 10am in the 3600 block of Rainey Rd. An adult male was found deceased inside apartment unit after multiple shots were heard by residents. Victim is identified as, Stephun Smith-28. No additional info available.

 Kingfish note: Smith was convicted of burglary in 2012.  He served two years in prison.  WLBT reported tonight: 

A man was found dead inside of a vehicle Thursday, according to Jackson police. He was discovered around 7:30 p.m. on Convent Street and Taft Street.The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.
WLBT reports there are 88 homicides in Jackson in 2020.  However, the total does not include the July 3 shooting at the Mbar. 

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was safer in prison than on the streets of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

What number is that. Kingfish are you gonna have a murder countdown to the record?

Anonymous said...

Really need to start including the # with these. We’re close to the record

Anonymous said...

Lo9ks like somebody is working to take convicted felons off the streets - some that have served some time and others who are 'out. Maybe its that group that complains about the cost to incarcerate prisoners - either way, scum seems to be cleaning out scum.

Anonymous said...

Same old, same old. Section 8 apartments, convicted felon, yada yada yada.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this was a result of Covid stress.

(Only basing my theory on what the current Jackson Mayor says when the local news cameras are filming him).

Anonymous said...

@6:21 PM,

Per WLBT's C.J. LeMaster this is #87. On the way to 125 at this pace.

https://www.wlbt.com/news/crime/jackson-homicides/

Anonymous said...

Yall keep talking about how much worse Jackson is, but weren't these murder records set in the 90s?

Anonymous said...

Population is lower than when previous high was reached so per capita is important
Have we exceeded that yet?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:06. Out of curiosity I googled the population of Jackson in 1990 and according to that information it was 196,000. Today, again according to the info I googled, is 164,000. We all know Jackson is a dying city. But prorating the murders for 2020 with the population drop, it's a 2% increase approximately over the former record. If you live in Jackson and you're not a criminal character, then leave now. If you are a criminal character, then stay there. It's the safest place you can be.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that the actual murder count doesn’t tell the whole story. In addition to the 80+ homicides this year, there’s been 75+ other people who have been shot, but not killed. With no proof, I’m assuming that trauma care has improved since the ‘90’s. If trauma care has improved only 5% since then, we might have already reached a record. I’d be interested to see if my theory is even semi-plausible.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about the math at 11:19. Seems higher than a 2% increase...but we have 3.57 months to go. By then, the (perceived) percentage increase will have cracked 9%.

Anonymous said...

9:06 Sadly we are going to blow right past any previous records.

Anonymous said...

It really has been a horrible year that keeps getting worse. Our entire country is headed down the toilet.

Once Upon a Time in Belhaven said...

Top Years for Jackson Murder:

2020 = 126 (Projection based on current murder rate.)

1995 = 92
1994 = 91
2020 = 88 (YTD)
2018 = 84*
1993 = 84
2019 = 83*
1991 = 76
2008 = 73
1996 = 67

* Antard Lumumba Yearly Average = 83.5

Anonymous said...

No doubt that the majority of commenters are hoping for more and more murders just to see a “record” broken.

And then what?

Anonymous said...

"It really has been a horrible year that keeps getting worse. Our entire country is headed down the toilet." Whole heartedly agree with this one. Live in a border town and unfortunately feel this will continue to spill over. So far property type crimes, but expect more assaultive and murder type crimes to become more prevalent.

Anonymous said...

I think this makes it six homicides within a week - four over the Labor Day holiday and these two on Thursday. Not to mention the man and woman badly wounded when their car (with children in it) was shot up last Friday.

Anonymous said...

Jeez. The reality is that most of these victims are the same folks most of you SUGGEST shooting in posts about protecting your "castles", or use as examples of what's wrong with your old neighborhood. You don't understand or care to know about people who don't look and act like you, except when it's convenient to list them as an example of Jackson's being so dangerous. Black on black murder is a bad thing, but it doesn't affect most of you in the least and you know it. You'd do better to keep a running total of the times you and your friends say something racist and then advocate changing THAT.

Anonymous said...

In reference to 11:23, what really needs to be addressed is black lives actually mattering something. I believe it does affect us, and over time will affect us and have a true effect on the area as a whole. I hope that you too keep track of the racist comments that may be coming from yourself as well. I cannot believe that you live in a glass house, so I'll check mine and I hope you check yours.

Anonymous said...

@11:23am - Yeah because white people in Madison saying racist things amongst themselves about Jacksonians causes all the black on black crime in Jackson. Price of tea in China.

Anonymous said...

People stop bringing up the murder rate from the 90s. Yes the record was set then and the reason it hasn’t been higher in recent years is because of medical advancements. Take a drive through Jackson (if you’re vehicle can handle the roads) and take a little tour of the areas you were familiar with in the 90s. It’s heartbreaking to some of us who grew up there. I wish Jackson today resembled what it was in the 90s.

Anonymous said...

11:36, 11:23 here. You're correct that we all need to make sure that Black lives DO matter, and that those lives (or deaths) affect us all. I was wrong to say otherwise. I let my frustration get the best of me. I just meant to highlight that usually black lives don't seem to matter at all to most posters, until they want to criticize Jackson. I will indeed try to check my glass house.

Anonymous said...

" Per WLBT's C.J. LeMaster "

That's funny.

Next.

Anonymous said...

Last week's murder victim on Commerce Street near Hal & Mal's and Martin's has been identified as Jerry Brown, 28. I believe he's the same Jerry Brown who was arrested a few months ago on aggravated assault charges after a wild, rolling shootout up and down Medgar Evers Boulevard.

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