Sunday, May 5, 2024

Shooting at Ridgeland Apartments (Updated)

 The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer- involved shooting involving the Ridgeland Police Department that occurred on May 4, 2024.

Officers with the Ridgeland Police Department were responding to a call for service near Williams Boulevard in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Upon arrival, the subject discharged a weapon at the officers. The officers discharged their weapons striking the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital. The officers involved received no serious physical injuries. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.

Update (4:30 PM): Ridgeland Police Chief Bryan Myers issued the following statement. 

Saturday, 5/4, at approximately 9:14pm, Ridgeland Police officers were dispatched to Ridgeland Place Apartments, 879 William Boulevard, in reference to a domestic dispute.  Officers attempted to make contact with the involved parties when officers were fired upon.  Shots were returned by officers and a stand-off ensued with the occupants barricaded in an apartment.  Keithannia Cortez Starks, age 28, of Canton, surrendered and was taken into custody at the conclusion of the stand-off.  Starks was bleeding from the chest upon surrender and was transported to UMMC for medical attention.  Starks is stable but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. 

No officers were injured in this incident.  

The female party, who will not be identified, is safe.

Starks remains hospitalized but faces charges for Domestic Violence-Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.    

Ridgeland Police Department’s Special Response Team as well as Madison County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team responded.  Madison Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Department personnel also assisted on the perimeter.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation responded and processed the scene and will be investigating this incident.

I will not be able to comment further until MBI has concluded their investigation. 



Anonymous said...

Domestic disputes know no municipal boundaries or race. So don’t even start.

39211 said...

Madison county is just plumb scary

Anonymous said...

Apartments are not the best thing for an area. In the words of Forrest Gump, you never know what you're going to get.

Anonymous said...

Yo Starks, FAFO.

Anonymous said...

Not sure that was much of an update... said the exact same thing as the original post.

Charlie said...

Why is there not an Attempted Murder felony charge in this state?

Anonymous said...

There is an attempted murder statute in this state, Charlie.

Meanwhile: "Domestic disputes know no municipal boundaries or race."

Maybe not, but apartments do know boundaries and Jackson/Ridgeland is the state's capital district for them.

Ridgelandville is famous for apartments, pawn shops, cash for titles and payday loan storefronts.

Anonymous said...

Is there a typo? This can't be happening in Madison County!

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland.... the Pearl of Madison County

Anonymous said...

LE agencies should build a substation at all Section 8 apartment complexes.

Anonymous said...

The area within a mile north and south of East County Line Road is a free fire zone. Enter at your own risk.

Anonymous said...

Good job, law enforcement. Hate they have domestic violence calls. Those are so dangerous because there's no predictability.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mayor Mary for not having apartments in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Survey Shows - In every domestic disturbance event one or both persons involved is crazy as a loon and should be approached (if at all) with the most extreme caution and full body armor.

By an alarmingly high majority, these situations lead in the number of 'firearm discharged at officer'.

Anonymous said...

He should be charged with Attempted Murder of an Law Enforcement for each officer that responded when he began shooting, not just one charge.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the City should have sent social workers instead of police officers.

Some of you have a real hate for Ridgeland for some reason.

map maker said...

Many years ago Madison and Ridgeland were about the same but Mary held to tight standards on multifamily housing. She was told she was unfair and even not legal. Went to court and showed she was implementing a city wide long range plan that met all legal standards. The rest is history.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Mayor Mary stan but as 12:54 states, her success from refusal to cave is rather undeniable. And proves that more apartments, less housing code enforcement, and weak law enforcement is a death sentence to a community.

But it appears that the leaders of the left does not want safe places like Madison the City.

That sort of thriving economy and premium housing simply does not support the low IQ voters they require to get elected/steal from those rich overflowing tax collections.

Se also: Chuck Lamumba

Anonymous said...

A year or so ago, at a political forum held in the arts center in Madison the City, I introduced myself to Mayor Mary. I told her it was "a pleasure to live in her city."

Sentiments have not changed.
THANK YOU, Mayor Mary, for keeping the apartments out.

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