Tuesday, September 1, 2020

State Rep's Truck Shot

A State Representative's truck was shot in Jackson two weeks ago.




The State Representative told JJ there were no bullet holes when he loaded the truck at the Capitol on August 21.  He left the Capitol and got onto I-55N at the High Street entrance ramp.  He noticed the bullet hole (pictured above) when he stopped in Canton.  MBI is investigating the shooting. There is no special legislative license plate on the truck.

JJ reported two separate shootings that took place on the same area of I-55 the same week as the shooting of the State Representative's truck.

Kingfish note:  JPD is undermanned and is incapable of patrolling the interstates.  The Governor should order the Mississippi Highway Patrol to take over the interstates of Jackson. 


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to detour around that city no matter one's destination.

Anonymous said...

At least he only has a hole missing and not the entire truck like Delbert.

Anonymous said...

Serious question, KF: why doesn't MHP already patrol the interstate through Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Is direct fire covered under comprehensive or collision?

Anonymous said...

Jackson PD does not use the interstate or MS highways? I don’t think the problem lies with the JPD but with the city and their way of governance. Bad as I hate to say it but the State of MS needs to take over the city of Jackson. But then I remember Tate went to Millsaps, UMMC could not make it in the gym business, and MDAC is getting into pig killing. We aint got long....

Anonymous said...

It is completely normal to have bullet holes in your house or vehicles if you live in Jackson. My church is at the corner of Ellis and Raymond. Ever since i have taken over the maintenance probably collected 20 or so bullets from the room and even some in the side of the building. Our roofer comes out quite often. Even the pastor's car has a bullet hole. So when you say JPD can't patrol the interstates, they can't patrol Jackson. Gunfire is just the norm.

Anonymous said...

JPD Chief Bracey Coleman's car had a bullet hole in the hood. He didn't complain! He just put a piece of electrical tape over it.

Anonymous said...

So this is in addition to the crazy guy downtown and the gunfight in the interstate between. Lemuria andnwater works curve where two folks had gunshot damage?

Anonymous said...

The state can’t afford having troopers patrol the interstates. They are severely and chronically understaffed.

Kingfish said...

Go to nextdoor and read the posts from Ridgewood Park residents about the shootings. Poor folks are frazzled.

One good one to read is Ken Wilson. He totally gets it.

Anonymous said...

Plate armor is a necessity right now and will be even more important in the future. Unfortunately the prices are sky high right now. I'm so glad I'm a prepper. This has all been predictable to those who know history. Y'all ain't seen nothing yet. Just wait until the mini ice age starts and the crops fail.

Anonymous said...

KEN WILSON for Mayor! Don't know if he knows much about how to run a city, but neither does current mayor or predecessors. At least we would have someone at the helm with common sense

Anonymous said...

State law prohibits the Highway Patrol from using radar on any interstate highway within the corporate limits of a city whose police department is permitted to use radar on the interstate. Any city with a population of 15,000 can use radar on any interstate highway inside its boundaries. It's actually a misdemeanor crime for a Trooper to use his radar inside such a city on the interstate. So, while MHP could patrol the interstate inside Jackson and take enforcement actions, it could not use its radar equipment.

Anonymous said...

4:19 - which of those shots at waterworks curve are you talking about? I read one social media post from a "GUY" talking about his being shot at, and then three days later read exactly the same description (including being a former LEO) from a "WOMAN" telling the same story. Made me believe it was made up, since the same thing couldn't have happened to two different former LEO's at the same place and in the same manner.

I could have, and would have, believed either one of the reports; but when the second story came about, decided it was urban lore.

Anonymous said...

@3:37 - LOL Check your uninsured motorist coverage, too.

Anonymous said...

It is happening more than is publicized.

Anonymous said...

Do State Senators and Representatives still have car tags designating them as such? If so it's probably time to do away with them. I know they carry special privileges when the legislature is session but it seems they may be making them targets.

Kingfish said...

No special plate. I should have included that bit of info. I added it to the post. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Fake news

Anonymous said...

The MHP needs and should take over all, not just through Jackson, Interstate and state highways and roadway traffic/accident enforcement. Isn't their job HIGHWAY PATROL?

Anonymous said...

MHP is too busy assigning protection details to people... like the AG for instance

Anonymous said...

"The state can’t afford having troopers patrol the interstates. They are severely and chronically understaffed." If so, then shut them down and save the taxpayer money. All I ever see them do is run up and down the road in excess of the posted speed. I know, bring on the expected, They are going somewhere to a call. Yeah, wonder what her or his name is the call.

Anonymous said...

" All I ever see them do is run up and down the road in excess of the posted speed. "

Yep.

And their argument is always . . . we (the public) . . . don't now why they are driving so fast.
Then I see the same trooper at a connivence store a few miles up the highway.

It's always a young one.

Chest "bowed out", smokey bear hat tilited down . . . flirting with the little connivence store cashier.

Years ago, MHP troopers were held in the same respect as the USMC.

Not anymore.

Hopefully, new leadership can change their current image.



Anonymous said...

I had a hard time believing the comment at 4:43 is accurate, so I looked it up. Turns out that analysis appears to be correct. Miss. Code Ann. §§ 63-3-519, 63-3-521. If we're off here, someone please enlighten us.

Anonymous said...

The AG's security detail is staffed by her own special agents, not the MHP.

Anonymous said...

The state needs to take over the court system in Jackson. It appears that is a much bigger problem than the police. Feel had a chance to take over the school system but fumbled the ball.

Anonymous said...

Lynn Fitch needs a security detail? Is she afraid the Chinese have a contract on her? Can't think of anything else she's done other than say she was going to sue China.

Anonymous said...

Fake news or serial shooter? This makes the third story now. Sooo he got in the truck at the Capitol drove to Canton via 55 (About a 30 minute drive) and this happened in Jackson? I call BS. So someone was trailing him and stuck their arm out of the window and fired a round into the back of his truck? We’re there multiple rounds and only one hit his truck? How did he not notice? That’s a pretty big hole and would be a big caliber.

Anonymous said...

"she was going to sue China."

I had forgotten about that.

Are there any updates on:

Lynn Fitch v. People's Republic of China

??

Anonymous said...

728 ... you sure about that?? If that’s true it’s new; when did that happen? They were MHP at first.

Anonymous said...

Freaking radar is supposed to fix this?

Anonymous said...

KF, any updates on any of these shootings? I know you vet things well, so I'm one who believes they happened. This is really concerning, so any update you can provide on these would be helpful. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What is a CONNIVENCE STORE?

And, to another poster, I'd like to point out, that when someone told you to write 'WE'RE', instead of 'WERE', they didn't mean you should do that all the time. Sometimes, just-plain 'WERE' is correct.

Anonymous said...

"The State Representative told JJ there were no bullet holes when he loaded the truck at the Capitol on August 21. He left the Capitol and got onto I-55N at the High Street entrance ramp. He noticed the bullet hole (pictured above) when he stopped in Canton.


Hmm. Is there not quite a bit of road between I-55 and Canton that happens to be outside the corporate limits of Jackson? I know it's cool and all to blame Jackson for everything though...

Colonel George Grammar said...

@2:24 PM - thanks, and while we're at it, why do people insert an apostrophe before "s" in plural nouns?

Examples:

Correct usage: The car's driver...the home's owner.

Incorrect usage: Look at the car's... I toured some home's today.

Anonymous said...

7:28, The AG's security has been provided by his internal staff for decades, but once Ms. Fitch moved into the Sillers Building she immediately demanded the same type protection as the Speaker and LG had been receiving -- because, you know -- she is important. And she might be attacked by someone that doesn't like her actions on, you know, whatever she might sooner or later take action on.

So far, she hasn't issued any opinions, or done much of anything except praise trying to pass the law she promoted as a campaign issue for 'equal pay'. Never bothered to see that the current federal law already provided that, but who's counting.

And I can't figure why that effort would rise to the level of her needing security - hers or from DPS. Otherwise, what has she done that would justify it?

But - she's a woman you know. And if they guys get it, she is entitled. (Catch that word, its the key. She is "entitled".)

And I think she now has DPS security provided.

Anonymous said...

Attorney General doesn't need a security detail.

Anonymous said...

@6:45, in the federal government it's called "detail envy," and several of Obama's staff were assigned security details at great taxpayer expense simply because they whined about it.

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