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JPD: Camera catches alleged killer

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SUSPECT: Javondus Beasley SUSPECT: Javondus Beasley
VICTIM: Eldra Gibson VICTIM: Eldra Gibson
VICTIM: Ashley Taylor VICTIM: Ashley Taylor

Bond is denied for a man accused of multiple murders.

31-year-old Javondus Beasley is behind bars charged with three counts of capital murder. A fourth murder charge is pending, according to Jackson Police.

29-year-old Eldra Gibson, 22-year-old Ashley Taylor and 26-year-old Sharrod Brown were shot to death inside the home at 175 Moon Street. They were found Thursday morning.

51-year-old Michael Wilson was found stabbed to death in the house next door. Beasley is not yet charged with his murder.

"We're not going to take people being murdered here in the City of Jackson," says Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton.

Chief Horton is proud of the job his officers have done to get an alleged killer behind bars.

"Very little that our officers could have done on the occasions of these murders short of being inside of the house," he says. "The next-best thing is to arrest those that are responsible."

A surveillance camera outside the home caught the suspect, according to Chief Horton.

"The message got to be that we're fed up," says Hinds County's District Five Supervisor Kenneth Stokes.

Stokes went to Moon Street Friday to console the victims' families. He's calling on the entire community to help stop this violence.

"We got to get the citizens involved. They must start working with the police officers and the police department to straighten this situation up," says Stokes.

The Supervisor is organizing a march and prayer rally this Sunday.

"We as a community got to speak out against this and let these killers know we don't appreciate them tearing our city, our county, our state to pieces," he says.

The rally begins Sunday at 2:00 at Lanier High School.

There have been 47 homicides so far this year in Jackson. There were 59 last year.

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