Grandmother of a Crystal Springs student killed in Jackson speaks out


CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday morning on Fielding Avenue, where 17-year-old Martavis Brown, a Crystal Springs High School student, was found dead. 

Gladys Brown, the grandmother of the victim, said she raised Martavis from infancy and legally adopted him when he was five-years old. She said she is completely clueless as to why her grandson was shot and killed.

On Wednesday, Gladys said she talked to her grandson about how he was hurting in life. Now, all she wants to know is why this happened to her son.

Martavis’ death is the 62nd homicide in the city for 2021. Police believe robbery is the motive for the deadly shooting.

At this time, there’s no suspect information.

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