Second Suspect In Elcrest Homicide Taken Into Custody
UPDATE - 2/25/14, 3:02pm: JPD Spokesperson Officer Green says that the second person wanted in the Elcrest homicide, Christian Oatis, has been taken into custody. UPDATE - 2/25/14, 8:35am: Melvin Gibson, who is accused of a double homicide that happened on Elcrest Street is expected to be in court today. Gibson was arrested on Silas Brown Street in Jackson, February 24, 2014. UPDATE - 2/21/14, 2:46pm: Jackson Police have named a second suspect in the double homicide that happened on Elcrest. Police have issued an arrest warrant for Christian Oatis, age 20, for two counts of Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault. Both suspects in this crime have not been arrested and are still at large. If you have any information about this crime or either of the wanted suspects, please call CrimeStoppers at 601.355.8477 or JPD at 601.960.1234. Jackson Police are now looking for 39-year old Melvin C. Gibson in connection with a double homicide on Elcrest Street that happened Monday night.
There are active warrants for Gibson arrest which include two counts of Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault.
The deceased victims in the shooting have been identified as 27-year old Taft Weathersby and 39-year old Jeremy Forrest. The third victim received medical treatment after suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Anyone with any information leading up to Melvin C. Gibson’s arrest is asked to call the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.