JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a Jackson firefighter was shot and killed during a robbery.
The incident happened in the parking lot of the Marathon Gas station on Hanging Moss Road just before 12:00 a.m.
Police said the victim’s vehicle was taken from the scene.
A suspect is in custody.
Jackson Fire Division Chief Cleotha Sanders identified the victim as 36-year-old Yancey Williams.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba released a statement about Williams’ death.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, Jackson Firefighter, Lieutenant Yancey Williams who is remembered for his hard work and dedication to the Jackson Fire Department. He served as a firefighter since 2013 and was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba
Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the family of Lt. Williams, whose life was cut down by a senseless act of violence. We also stand with our Jackson Fire Department during this difficult time.
I would like to personally thank our Jackson Police Department for taking swift action in arresting the suspect involved in this case. And, I ask that we all keep Lieutenant Williams’ family in our prayers.