Teen charged with murder of Mississippi university student

Published 1:58 pm Thursday, October 19, 2023

A Mississippi teen has been charged with the murder of a Jackson State University student.

WLBT in Jackson reports that Joshua Brown, a 19-year-old Jones College student, has been arrested in the death of 21-year-old Jaylen Burns.

Burns was shot and killed on Sunday at the University Pointe Apartments on the Jackson State University campus.

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Jones College campus police arrested Brown and has reportedly been turned over to the Jackson State University Polcie Department.

Brown is being charged with murder and being in possession of a weapon on school property.

Officials report that Brown is being held at the Raymond Detention Center.