Suspect in custody in morning shooting/carjacking - - Jackson, MS


Suspect in custody in morning shooting/carjacking

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police have arrested a suspect for shooting and carjacking a mom who was dropping her daughter off at school Friday morning. The commotion broke out around Davis Elementary School around 5:30 a.m.

Twenty-nine year-old Daniel Henry is charged with auto theft, armed robbery of an Individual and aggravated assault. He was arrested on Alabama Avenue later Friday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol alerted JPD that a vehicle matching the description of the one taken, and another used by the suspect, which was also stolen, were spotted behind abandoned residences on Louisiana Avenue

Police arrested Henry and charged him, while releasing two others detained with him.

Several Davis Elementary school parents, including Charlotte McGowan were dropping their children off early for a field trip to Memphis. Before the charter buses rolled off---a bullet hit a mom parked just spaces from McGowan's car.

"She ends up getting out the car, he shoots her, she starts running towards where I'm at," said McGowan. "She said the man just carjacked me and he shot me, he ended up shooting her in her hand." 

The shooting happened off of JPS property near the corner of Congress Street and George Street.

"It's very unfortunate that this incident happened in close proximity of a school ground," said JPD spokesperson Officer Colendula Green. "But we were on the scene as soon as we got the call and investigated the scene." 

McGowan says the victim's daughter ran into the school after the shooting.  She says the suspect didn't get away quickly because several cars were in the area.

"There was a car parked behind him," added McGowan. "So he had to reverse turn around in the middle of the street by the two sisters restaurant, then he pulled out and made a right." 

By the time school officially started for the day the scene was cleared and students and teachers went into class as normal.

"We have to be careful because you wouldn't expect to take your child to school and get carjacked at the same time," said McGowan.

The children did leave for their field trip. The victim is expected to be okay. 

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