Thursday, April 3, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Man charged in connection to Wednesday's shooting

Jackson County Prosecutors today announced they were filing charges against Taqwa Thompson, 18, for the murder of a man near the corner of Scarritt and North Mersington.

Police say Thompson and another man walked up to 55-year-old Ricardo Jimenez as he was standing in the doorway of his apartment building and shot him.

Thompson then fled. Police caught up with him near the corner of Lexington and Lebelle — just to the west of Concourse Park — where police say they also found clothing belonging to Thompson and a handgun.

Police say the two men arrested Wednesday afternoon were the only two invovled, despite earlier reports that three men had been seen fleeing the scene.

Prosecutors are requesting a $250,000 cash bond.