Editor’s Note: This story has been updated following new information from authorities.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at America’s Best Inn on Highway 80. The shooting happened early Tuesday morning.
Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said 42-year-old Johnny McDonald, was confronted by Kentarrian Blanchard about damage to a vehicle.
According to Hearn, Blanchard followed McDonald to a vehicle and later fired multiple shots. McDonald attempted to drive away before he died.
Police said Blanchard ran from the scene. A second male, who accompanied Blanchard during the incident, also fled in a dark colored Dodge Challenger. He was identified as Roderick Evans.
Hearn said Blanchard turned himself in on Tuesday at the Jackson Police Department. He was booked and charged with the murder. Blanchard appeared in court on Wednesday, and he was denied bond.
Hearn also said Evans was released due to insufficient evidence. Evans made contact and turned himself in at police headquarters with the robbery/homicide detective.