JPD identifies victim in Rite Aid homicide - - Jackson, MS

JPD identifies victim in Rite Aid homicide

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

JPD Officer Colendula Green says a woman is in custody for shooting a man to death at a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Sunday night. 

The shooter, 29-year-old Eleysia Perkins, has been charged with murder.

48-year-old Kenneth Barnes died of multiple gunshot wounds just after 8 pm. 

Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones says the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Jones said, "We don't believe at this time that there was a robbery that occurred. We believe that this was an isolated incident not related to Rite Aid. The female and the male victim possibly knew each other, not work related. But, we believe it to be personal related".

Commander Jones said that Perkins is an employee of Rite Aid.

According to Officer Green there was no evidence of a prior altercation between the two.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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