JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The second suspect, who was charged in connection to the shooting death of Jackson State University (JSU) student Jaylen Burns, appeared in court for his initial appearance on Monday, October 23.
Jamison Kelly, Jr., of Columbia, Mississippi, was denied bond by Hinds County Judge Johnnie McDaniels.
Kelly was arrested last week. He is being held in the Hinds County Detention Center. Kelly was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Brown was charged with murder in connection to the death of Burns. He was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm on school property.
According to Jones College, campus police executed a bench warrant for Brown on Wednesday, October 18. He was arrested without incident and turned over to the JSU Police Department. He was booked into the Hinds County Detention Center on Thursday, October 19.
Investigators said the fatal shooting happened at the University Pointe Apartment Complex on JSU’s campus on Sunday, October 15.
According to Burns’ father, his son was trying to stop a fight when his life was cut short. Burns was an industrial technology major from Chicago, Illinois.