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Security officer shoots armed man at Jackson club

Security officer shoots armed man at Jackson club

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A security guard at the Freelons Club in Jackson shot and killed a man who stepped out of a vehicle at the front door of the building with a gun. 

The shooting happened around 3:00am Saturday. Police detained the security officer for questioning. No one else was injured in the shooting.

The victim is identified as Jessie James Newsom, age 27.

Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones said in a statement the victim stepped out of a dark colored Audi holding a gun and started walking towards the front door of the club located at 440 North Mill Street. The security officer fired his weapon several times hitting the victim. Newsom died at the scene.

Commander Jones told the news media they do not plan to file charges against the security officer and will turn the case over to the Hinds County District Attorney. 

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