Jackson police investigate homicide at Krystal on Ellis Avenue

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police made an arrest in connection to the city’s 60th homicide of 2021.

Dominique Champion (Courtesy: Hinds County)

According to Officer Sam Brown, the incident happened in the parking lot of Krystal on Ellis Avenue around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday. He said the victim, 46-year-old Robert Earl McGowan Jr., was shot once while walking across the parking lot by a woman driving a sedan. McGowan died from his injuries.

A family member of McGowan said he went to visit another relative Thursday morning, but they don’t know when he left. She said police told them McGowan approached a woman’s car, and she shot him.

Officer Brown said the suspect’s vehicle was recovered, and she was taken into custody. The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Dominique Champion. She has been charged with capital murder and drive-by-shooting.

The suspect and the victim did not know each other, according to Officer Brown.

Champion made her initial appearance in court on June 11. Judge Faye Peterson denied bond for Champion, and the case was transferred to the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office.

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