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Yazoo City teen shot and killed

Yazoo City teen shot and killed

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YAZOO CITY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - We asked Robert Perry, Jr. to tell us about his son, 16-year-old Terrance Stuckey.

"He was tough. Tough. That's all I can say, he was tough. Ain't nothing for these kids to do around here, no recreation centers or nothing like that, I mean what do you expect?"
 
School didn't work out for Stuckey, and his mother had planned to put him in a GED program this week. But That didn't work out either.


On Wednesday night, Stuckey was shot and killed as he sat inside a vehicle at the dead end of Seventh Street in Yazoo City, not far from the house he shared with his mother and siblings. On Thursday, family and friends gathered to sort out the few facts they have about the killing.

"I just know what the (sic) streets told us. We heard from the (sic) streets. So we really don't know what's going on. We didn't get time to identify no body," says his mother, Jerri Stuckey.


Police wouldn't reveal the suspect's name because he's a juvenile, but family members point the finger at another 16-year-old called Big Mac. His name is Matthew Banks. He worked at Supa Dave's convenience store on First Street Wednesday night. Police say Banks gave Stuckey a ride, and when they reached the dead end, Stuckey pulled out a handgun. A struggle ensued and Stuckey was shot multiple times in the face.

Banks is charged as an adult with the homicide.

Banks' uncle, Lee Garrett, says Banks was enrolled in school and had a good future ahead of him.

"There wasn't nothing bad you could say about Matthew. You might hear something bad on the outside, but that was my nephew," he says.


Banks is expected to make his first court appearance Friday.

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