5 people shot, killed in Jackson in 1 weekend

A woman is shot on Fontaine Ave. and tried to drive herself to the hospital. She crashed her car on Bailey Ave. Janice Grayer died from her injures.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson Police are investigating several crimes after one of the deadliest weekends of the year in the Capitol City. Five people were killed in three shootings since Saturday.

Below is a breakdown of all the homicide investigations:


Sunday evening, two people died after being shot on Fontaine Avenue. Police believe one of the victims that died got into a fight with others, which led to a shootout. Police responded around 5:43 p.m.

Police found 21-year-old Samuel Davis dead at the scene. 51-year-old Janice Grayer was passing through the area when she was shot. Police sid she tried to drive herself to the hospital but crashed her car on Bailey Avenue near Mayes Street. A third person was also shot and taken to the hospital.

Police said  Davis and several others got into a fight and then the shootout occurred. JPD questioned one person.  No charges have been filed against anyone at this time.


JPD is also investigating a gas station shooting that left one person dead and other one injured.

Police went to the Fuel Time on Siwell Road Saturday night around 11:04 p.m. 35-year-old Terrance Durr was shot and killed.

Kendrick D. Morris
Kendrick Morris

Police are looking for two people for questioning. One suspect has been identified.

Kendrick D. Morris is charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault.
fuel time

Anyone who recognizes the people in the photo, contact JPD at (601) 960 -or 601-355-TIPS (8477)1234 .


south westhaven driveOn Saturday, two men were killed on South Westhaven Drive.

22-year-old Eli Nunez Sanchez and 27-year-old Daniel Gomez were shot multiple times. JPD said the two men were shot during an apparent robbery.

Police said the two suspects shot at a dog as well.

No one has been arrested in this case.

Anyone who can help police in any of these investigations, contact police at 601-960-1234.

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