Warren County jail escapee Rafael McCloud shot, killed by homeowners

Rafael McCloud

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  Authorities are investigating a shooting were an alleged burglar was shot by homeowners on Fort Hill Drive.

They said they believe the man who was shot and killed is Warren County jail escapee Rafael McCloud.

Police said they responded to a burglary call around 7 a.m. They said the burglary took a man, his wife, and a 5-year-old child hostage at gunpoint. At some point there was an altercation and one of the adults shot McCloud. The man was injured during the struggle, but his wife and child were not hurt.

Rafael McCloud
Rafael McCloud

McCloud escaped the Warren County Jail on March 2. Sheriff Martin Pace said the 33-year-old held an employee hostage with a shank, took his pants and jacket. The sheriff said McCloud also took the jailer’s radio and keys. He escaped out of the side door.

McCloud was in jail for allegedly raping and killing 69-year-old Sharen Wilson last summer. Her body was found near the old Kuhn Memorial Hospital in Vicksburg in June 2015.

WJTV will update this story as soon as more details become available.


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