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Prior violence on Moon Street

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On a tiny dead end street, we find 175 Moon Street. A home outfitted with surveillance video cameras. On a tiny dead end street, we find 175 Moon Street. A home outfitted with surveillance video cameras.
Our records reveal this is not the first time a bloody outbreak of violence has occurred at this same house. Our records reveal this is not the first time a bloody outbreak of violence has occurred at this same house.
The very system used to protect those living here, was used to catch the accused killer Javondus Beasley. The very system used to protect those living here, was used to catch the accused killer Javondus Beasley.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A check of our records reveals 175 Moon Street was the site of a deadly crime scene 4 years ago. The homeowner, Eldra Gibson, was gunned down but survived, only to be killed during the latest outbreak of violence.

On a tiny dead end street, we find 175 Moon Street. A home outfitted with surveillance video cameras. The very system used to protect those living here, was used to catch the accused killer Javondus Beasley.

Our records reveal this is not the first time a bloody outbreak of violence has occurred at this same house. My investigation found yet an equally disturbing shootout involving several people at this same home in March of 2009. Four years ago gunshots rang out and multiple people down; one person dead in the front yard, two others riddled with bullets.

Friday a relative of Eldra Gibson told me in an exclusive interview his cousin was also involved in that crime. The man refused to go on camera, but suggested Thursday's massacre was about money. He claims to have seen the surveillance video and said his cousin, Eldra, fought off the attacker in a back bedroom.

"He tried to get up and get out of the room," said the cousin. "Like he tried to reach up. Blood splattered. He made it down the hallway. And that's where he died right there. At the end of the hallway. His brother and girlfriend probably came out and saw him."

The man said Javondus Beasley, their longtime family friend then kicked in their bedroom door and shot Ashley Taylor and Sharrod Brown in the head execution style.

"we grew up with him," said the cousin. "I don't know, he's probably on something."

As outbreaks of violence unfold, with multiple shootings and murders this week in the Capitol city, Police Chief Lindsey Horton offered this response during a news conference at Police Headquarters.

"Some things we can control, some we can't," said Horton.

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