Jackson police investigate homicide near Family Dollar


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating a homicide that happened near the Family Dollar on University Boulevard and the Shell gas station on W. Silas Brown Street.

The sister of the victim, Derrick Robinson, said the gas station is a known problem in the area, and the family wants the business shut down.

Police said the shooting happened around 6:30 Tuesday morning. They found the victim in the street next to a crashed truck by the gas station. Police said a woman was driving the truck while they were being shot at, and the vehicle crashed.

Investigators said the woman was not injured in the shooting, and she was taken in for questioning.

Less than one week ago, another man was shot and killed at the Family Dollar right across the street from the gas station.

“It’s just another sign of senseless shooting, and I want to send a message out to the people, the public; Please resolve your issues without pulling out guns and shooting,” said Police Chief James Davis.

“Whoever did this, they didn’t have to kill him. I don’t know what went on, what he did or what he took, but Derrick didn’t have to die like that,” said Tammy Clay, the victim’s sister.

At this time, police do not know what led up to the shooting. Clay believes he may have gotten into an argument at the gas station. The owner said people hang around the gas station late at night. He said he has security, but they left about an hour before the shooting.

If you have any information on the shooting, contact Jackson police or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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