Mississippi teenager charged with murdering 17-year-old

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A 19-year-old Mississippi man has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old.

At approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a person shot at a residence on California Road.

Sheriff Steve Rushing said deputies arrived to discover a 17-year-old male dead inside the home. One male subject was detained at the scene and transported to LCSO.

Several subjects were at the home when the incident occurred and investigators are still working the case. Victim identification is being withheld at this time due to age and notification of family.

The subject detained — Ashton Jackson of Brookhaven, age 19 — has been charged with first-degree murder and booked into the Lincoln County Jail.

Bail has not been set and attorney information is not yet available.