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Retrial against man who shot a JPD officer will be moved

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)-- New this morning!  The man accused of shooting a Jackson policeman back in 2008 will not be retried in the capital city.

The new trial will either be in Hattiesburg or Gulfport because of publicity.

We're talking about the case that involves Antonio Turner.

The move is considered rare for criminal cases in federal court here in Jackson. 

Turner's trial is set for July 19th.

The 23 year old, as you might remember, was found guilty of robbery by force, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

These counts were all related to the robbery of a payday lending store.

But jurors deadlocked on the carjacking and shooting of JPD officer, Dewayne Collier.

The 39 year old patrolman survived three bullets but cannot recall what happened back in July 2008.

Authorities say Turner and his half brother, Cornelius Black, held up a title loan company and a fast food restaurant They then wrecked their car as Collier chased them.

Black pled guilty to two federal charges and testified against Turner.

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