Deadly shooting at Shell station on Watkins Drive


Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) – Police are investigating a deadly gas station shooting.

It happened at the Shell Station on Watkins Drive near Beasely Road around 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance says a woman died in the shooting.

Witnesses told Jackson Police a man with dreadlocks walked up to the woman and shot her. We’re told that man didn’t take anything and drove away.

According to Jackson Police, the suspect in this shooting was taken into custody at an apartment complex on Rainey Road.

The suspect was Zehulum James, 22. Jackson Police say he’s charged with one count of murder in connection to this shooting.

Jackson Police also confirm the shooting on Watkins Drive is connected to a shooting at a restaurant in Ridgeland.

We’re working to get more information about the shooting investigation and arrest, and we’ll bring it to you when it becomes available.

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