Category Archives: Mississippi

Killed – LaMarcus Scott (Greenville, MS)

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GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Greenville police say a 24-year-old man has died after being shot in the head Saturday outside a local nightclub.

The fatal shooting of LaMarcus Scott was the city’s 10th homicide in 2013.

Assistant Police Chief Andrew Kaho tells the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/1dkYWxu ) that police found Scott in the parking lot of the PM Lounge about 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

Kaho says Scott suffered gunshot wounds to the head an0145d right leg.

Scott was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he died at 11:49 p.m. Saturday.

http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/regional/Shooting-raises-city-homicide-toll-to-10-238102641.html

http://www.panolawatchman.com/news/2015/jan/23/timothy-james-daniels-23-was-arrested-and-charged-/

http://www.ddtonline.com/obituaries/article_1e2463e0-73cb-11e3-92d0-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.ddtonline.com/news/article_a88e0ac6-7174-11e3-b1f0-0019bb2963f4.html?_dc=421096484875.30646

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Lamarcus-Scott-98142461

Killed – Mark Mack (Jackson, MS)

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JACKSON, Miss. —Jackson police said they are investigating a deadly shooting Thursday.

Police said just after 11 p.m., 61-year-old Mark Mack was shot in the head inside a home on Delmonico Drive.

About four or five police cruisers were on the scene as officers secured a perimeter around the crime scene while awaiting the arrival of the coroner.

http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/man-shot-in-head-killed-overnight-in-jackson-home/23665208

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24313047/61-year-old-shot-killed-on-delmonico-drive

http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/Fatal-shooting-happened-overnight-in-Jackson/23674758

Double Shooting – Killed – Police Officer – Kevin Gale Stauffer, Jr. (Tupelo, MS)

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(Tupelo, MS) A Tupelo police officer has died and a second is in critical condition after a shooting Monday afternoon.

The officers were responding to a robbery at BancorpSouth’s Gloster Creek Village branch when they were shot.

The bank robbery call came in at about 3:15 p.m.

The two officers responded and confronted the suspects on south Gloster Street.

The FBI has expanded the search for the alleged bank robber who shot and killed a Tupelo, Miss., police officer two days before Christmas.

A nationwide dragnet is now in place for the suspected killer of officer Gale Stauffer, 38, who was gunned down Monday in a confrontation with bank robbers as the suspects made their getaway. Another officer, Joseph Maher, 26, was critically wounded in the incident.

UPDATE 5:36 pm from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Phoenix police identified the suspect as Mario Edward Garnett, 40, who is from the Midwest and served four years in the U.S. Army.

Law enforcement authorities believe the bank robber who shot two police officers in Tupelo, Miss. last week, killing one, is the same man later killed in another attempted bank robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday.

“We believe that this suspect is the same individual who is responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the robbery of the BancorpSouth in Tupelo, the shooting of Officer Joseph Maher, and the murder of Officer Gale Stauffer,” the Jackson, Miss., FBI bureau said in a statement late Saturday.

During the suspect’s getaway in Mississippi Monday, he was confronted at a railroad crossing by Officers Stauffer and Maher. Both were shot at close range. Stauffer, an Iraq War veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard who had served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, died. Maher remains in serious condition.

http://wreg.com/2013/12/23/two-tupelo-police-officers-shot/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/gale-stauffer-cop-killer_n_4508057.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1229/Man-who-shot-Tupelo-police-officers-said-to-be-bank-robber-killed-in-Arizona

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/gale-stauffer-murder_n_4515017.html

http://wreg.com/2013/12/27/funeral-held-for-tupelo-police-officer/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/fbi-alleged-miss-cop-killer-linked-to-atlanta-bank/ncW7Y/

http://www2.localmemphis.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Kill-Suspect-Wanted-In-Tupelo-Officers/Rqd0hg6xEkCl0kG5s8b9KQ.cspx

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24291875/tupelo-officers-shot

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/killed-mario-edward-garnett-phoenix-az/

http://djournal.com/news/tupelo-officer-shot/

http://djournal.com/news/hero-laid-rest-job-well-done-sgt-gale-stauffer/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21898-sergeant-kevin-gale-stauffer-jr

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168742039

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Tupelo, MS)

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(Tupelo, MS) A Tupelo police officer has died and a second is in critical condition after a shooting Monday afternoon.

The officers were responding to a robbery at BancorpSouth’s Gloster Creek Village branch when they were shot.

The bank robbery call came in at about 3:15 p.m.

The two officers responded and confronted the suspects on south Gloster Street.

The FBI has expanded the search for the alleged bank robber who shot and killed a Tupelo, Miss., police officer two days before Christmas.

A nationwide dragnet is now in place for the suspected killer of officer Gale Stauffer, 38, who was gunned down Monday in a confrontation with bank robbers as the suspects made their getaway. Another officer, Joseph Maher, 26, was critically wounded in the incident.

UPDATE 5:36 pm from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Phoenix police identified the suspect as Mario Edward Garnett, 40, who is from the Midwest and served four years in the U.S. Army.

Law enforcement authorities believe the bank robber who shot two police officers in Tupelo, Miss. last week, killing one, is the same man later killed in another attempted bank robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday.

“We believe that this suspect is the same individual who is responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the robbery of the BancorpSouth in Tupelo, the shooting of Officer Joseph Maher, and the murder of Officer Gale Stauffer,” the Jackson, Miss., FBI bureau said in a statement late Saturday.

During the suspect’s getaway in Mississippi Monday, he was confronted at a railroad crossing by Officers Stauffer and Maher. Both were shot at close range. Stauffer, an Iraq War veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard who had served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, died. Maher remains in serious condition.

http://wreg.com/2013/12/23/two-tupelo-police-officers-shot/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/gale-stauffer-cop-killer_n_4508057.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1229/Man-who-shot-Tupelo-police-officers-said-to-be-bank-robber-killed-in-Arizona

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/gale-stauffer-murder_n_4515017.html

http://wreg.com/2013/12/27/funeral-held-for-tupelo-police-officer/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/fbi-alleged-miss-cop-killer-linked-to-atlanta-bank/ncW7Y/

http://www2.localmemphis.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Kill-Suspect-Wanted-In-Tupelo-Officers/Rqd0hg6xEkCl0kG5s8b9KQ.cspx

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/killed-mario-edward-garnett-phoenix-az/

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24291875/tupelo-officers-shot

http://djournal.com/news/tupelo-officer-shot/

http://djournal.com/news/hero-laid-rest-job-well-done-sgt-gale-stauffer/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21898-sergeant-kevin-gale-stauffer-jr

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168742039

Double Shooting – Killed – Ernesto Chaires Benavides (Ripley, MS)

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RIPLEY, Miss. —A shooting in Ripley left one man dead and another injured.

Police said Isidro Mercado, 26, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Ripley police told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they received a 911 call of shots fired around 6 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Ernesto Chaires dead at the scene.

Police said Joe Morales, 34, was found across the street with a gunshot wound and apparent trauma to the head. Morales was airlifted to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

http://www.wapt.com/news/mississippi/man-arrested-in-ripley-shooting-death/23449758

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/the-gun-report-december-12-2013/?_r=0

http://wreg.com/2013/12/11/deadly-shooting-wakes-up-ripley-ms-neighborhood-wednesday-morning/

http://wreg.com/2013/12/11/deadly-shooting-wakes-up-ripley-ms-neighborhood-wednesday-morning/

http://djournal.com/news/man-formally-charged-ripley-shootings/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?n=ernesto-chaires-benavides&pid=168520712&

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ernesto-Chaires-Benavides-97368269

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Ripley, MS)

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RIPLEY, Miss. —A shooting in Ripley left one man dead and another injured.

Police said Isidro Mercado, 26, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Ripley police told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they received a 911 call of shots fired around 6 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Ernesto Chaires dead at the scene.

Police said Joe Morales, 34, was found across the street with a gunshot wound and apparent trauma to the head. Morales was airlifted to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

http://www.wapt.com/news/mississippi/man-arrested-in-ripley-shooting-death/23449758

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/the-gun-report-december-12-2013/?_r=0

http://wreg.com/2013/12/11/deadly-shooting-wakes-up-ripley-ms-neighborhood-wednesday-morning/

http://wreg.com/2013/12/11/deadly-shooting-wakes-up-ripley-ms-neighborhood-wednesday-morning/

http://djournal.com/news/man-formally-charged-ripley-shootings/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?n=ernesto-chaires-benavides&pid=168520712&

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ernesto-Chaires-Benavides-97368269

Killed – Demarcus Lacy (Holmes County, MS)

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HOLMES COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
One man was fatally shot outside a nightclub in Holmes County early Sunday morning.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March has just confirmed the shooting death of 31-year-old Demarcus Lavelle Lacy.

March confirmed Lacy was shot in the head after a fight broke out in the parking lot of Mr. T’s Nightclub, which is outside the city of Tchula around 1:30 a.m.

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24166677/holmes-county-murder

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24166677/holmes-county-murder

http://www.wave3.com/story/24166677/holmes-county-murder

http://www.newsms.fm/much-love-outside-club-least-three-nightclub-deaths-weekend/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24166677/holmes-county-murder