15-year-old charged with murder in Rebel Wood Drive shooting - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

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15-year-old charged with murder in Rebel Wood Drive shooting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A 15-year-old has been charged with murder after a 39-year-old man was shot and killed on Rebel Wood Drive. 

15-year-old Javon Nicholas was arrested after a brief foot chase Tuesday afternoon. 

Jackson police identified the victim as 39-year-old James Gates. He died on May 21. 

The shooting happened at the Pine Ridge Gardens apartments shortly after 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Officers found Gates suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Nicholas remains in custody without bond and is currently awaiting his initial court appearance. 

This investigation is ongoing. 

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