Churchill Drive shooting victim dies; JPD searching for suspect

Brian Nielsen (Photo: JPD)

UPDATE: The victim, 38-year-old Tavoris Wells has died from his injuries. The charges for the suspect, 29-year-old Brian Nielsen, have been upgraded to murder.

This is the 4th homicide for 2017 for the City of Jackson.

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) –The Jackson Police Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting that took place on Churchill Drive after a man was shot.

Police responded to the scene after 1 p.m. Monday on the 4600 block of Churchill Drive.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Brian Nielsen, fled the scene is a red Chevrolet van or truck  The victim was shot multiple times with an assault rifle. He is in very critical condition, JPD said.

Police said Nelson was last seen on foot near McWillie Drive. Officer said he may have a rifle in a black garbage bag.

Law enforcement officers have recovered the red Chevy van.

WJTV will provide updates as we get them.




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