Thursday, June 1, 2023

Update on Crossgates Killing (Updated)

 The Brandon Police Department provided more information about the murder of Madison Police Officer Randy Tyler: 

JJ has been able to obtain more information about what took place on Terrapin Hill Road this morning: 

* The suspect armed himself with a 9mm pistol and a .308 hunting rifle with a scope.  Obviously he had plenty of ammo.  

* The police used a drone and robot dog. The suspect managed to shoot or disable both devices. 

* The 6 AM (estimate) shooting began after the police threw tear gas grenades into the home. 

* The late officer was reportedly covered behind a box truck when he was struck.  A source said Tyler was not participating in an assault as the suspect was "just firing off rounds" as one source said when the former chief fell.  Another source said he was running away when a round struck him in the back.  When he fell, Wilson saw he was down and shot him again.  

* Wilson did not live at the home but apparently did not handle a recent breakup well.  He is the nephew of a retired trooper.  

* Various agencies were at the scene because Brandon police called for help on a radio channel dedicated to such requests. 

The Madison Police Department issued the following statement about the deceased Randy Tyler: 

On June 1, 2023, at approximately 7:00 AM, the Madison Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) responded to Brandon, MS to assist other law enforcement agencies with a barricaded subject at a residence in Brandon.
During a subsequent SWAT operation later that morning at the residence, a Madison Police SRT member was fatally wounded by the suspect. The incident is being investigated by the MS Bureau of Investigation.
The fallen officer is identified as Horren Randy Tyler, a 7-year veteran of the Madison Police Department. In addition to being a valued member of the Department’s Special Response Team, Randy Tyler was the Department’s Field Training Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the training and career development of newly hired police officers. He was also a supervisor in the Department’s Narcotics Division. Prior to working at Madison, Randy Tyler retired as the Chief of Police for the Ridgeland Police Department. Chief Tyler was a graduate of the 228th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA and was an active member of the MS Chapter of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates.
Randy will be sorely missed by all of his colleagues, family and friends. The Madison Police Department asks for the community’s support and prayers during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will be provided once they have been finalized.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement: 

The City of Jackson honors the life and sacrifice of veteran Madison police officer Randy Tyler. We offer our sincerest condolences to both the City of Madison and the Madison Police Department. Men and women who wear the badge are heroes. They've made a decision to protect and serve. They are leaders and an inspiration to everyone. They also make sacrifices like no other. 

Today, Officer Tyler made the ultimate sacrifice and as we honor his life, we will lift up his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue in prayer. Our prayers also extend to the City of Brandon and the Brandon Police department. Thank you for your service.

Update (4:35 PM) Here is more information on Wilson. Thanks to the readers for the tip. 



Anonymous said...

Well done Kingfish. Thank You. That should answer many questions.

Anonymous said...

C'mon KF. You know the statement by Lumumba is complete BS. JPD didn't respond to the call for help.

Anonymous said...

Is it just a coincidence that the deceased shooter, Gabriel Matthew Wilson, allegedly "... broke into ..." this house that is titled in the names of a husband and wife with the same last name, Wilson? Has to be a connection between the decedent and the owners of the house.

Anonymous said...

When a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner etc displays any sign of violence...walk away and also report it to someone of authority.

Teach your kids to demand better from any romantic partner.

We cannot prevent all tragedy and domestic disputes, but parents can teach a kid they do not deserve this, should not tolerate this, and they should tell people when it is occuring.

I am thankful parents raised me to be self-sufficient and confident.

Anonymous said...

A class act statement from Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. I’m not a fan at all, but the statement is class act!

Anonymous said...

4:27 While I do disagree with the Mayor on almost everything. His statement does not merit your attack. Thank you Mr. Mayor for your condolences.

Anonymous said...

Obviously it's too easy to play armchair quarterback here. That being said... why not wait it out? If the suspect is not being hostile, hasno hostages and you is surrounded, why force the issue with tear gas?

Anonymous said...

4:27, you do realize that elected officials in the metro will sometimes offer condolences even if -- gasp -- they're not directly involved, right?

Anonymous said...

@4:35p- No relation or family connection.

The ex-boyfriend (suspect) and the victim/child of homeowner/ex-girlfriend just happen to have the same last name.

Anonymous said...

@4:27, Give. It. A. Rest. You. Feckless. Troll.

Anonymous said...

@6:25, Lumumba. Anti-Police. Cesspool Mayor. Incompetent. FAILURE.

Anonymous said...

When a S. O. B. kills a well trained Police Dog, I don’t think he will be missed. R.I.P., police dog.

KZ said...

KF. Great reporting. @4:27 why did you even go there you worthless troll

Prayer for all police officers and their families

Anonymous said...

6:25... I feel most everybody agrees with 4:27.

Anonymous said...

Shockway has enough crime on his hands to spend time on a Madison incident.

Anonymous said...

An actual dog was not killed. It was a robot armed with a camera.

Anonymous said...

Excellent reporting, KF! We can always count on you to deliver FACTS. You’re a trusted news source. Keep up the hard work. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Look at that list that assisted. That's fantastic. Bless all of those involved in this. Its sad that Jackson didn't respond to help.

Anonymous said...

5:30, if he was firing off a 308 I would assume it might be difficult to set up a safe perimeter where you could keep close enough tabs on him in a neighborhood so he doesn’t escape. That’s just speculation of course. Assume drones might could be used but sounds like he may have shot one down?

Anonymous said...

The always self-serving Lumumba exploits the news and local media for no reason other than his own personal puffery. Nobody in Mississippi law enforcement takes Jackson's little despot seriously.

Anonymous said...

Antar took the high road on this one. He could've went political with the jurisdiction squabble.

Anonymous said...

The high road? Seriously? ROFLMAO Chokwe Antar Lumumba has never taken the high road in his life. Jurisdictional squabble? What?????? Is he claiming that Crossgates is JAN property now? Get real.

Anonymous said...

4:27 Classless. That's what I call anyone who criticizes public officials FOR offering condolences on behalf of their constituents whoever they are. No matter how much you may disrespect or hate Jackson or it's mayor, we ALL should offer our unqualified respects at this time. Give it a Rest for a moment. RIP

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