JPD investigating homicide of two brothers, suspects now in custody


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Police are investigating three homicides that happened on Sunday, August 22.

Jackson Police say Demarco Davis, 23, was standing in his driveway on Lincoln Ave around 5:00 p.m., when a white Honda Accord drove by. Officers say a man wearing a clown mask opened fire. Davis was hit multiple times and was pronounced dead at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

He is one of more than 90 people killed this year. People I talked to in Jackson said it’s hard to see the community turn to violence so often.

“For us to keep tearing each other down any way we can, it’s just hurtful,” said Kameshia Blackwell, a Jackson resident.

“It’s just senseless. Something needs to be done,” said a Jackson man.

There were too more victims Sunday night.

Two brothers were shot and killed at the intersection of West St and E Fortification St around 9:30 p.m. Thomas Sumerall, 43, and David Sumerall, 40, both died at the scene.

Investigators believe the shooting may have started with an argument over a woman.

The suspects have been identified as Leodisa Davis and Glenn Stevens. They turned themselves in to Jackson police Monday morning around 3:00.

Police said bond was denied for both Davis and Stevens.

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