JACKSON, Miss– Some people in Mississippi faced tragedy this Thanksgiving Day.
The Thanksgiving season is joyous for many, but there were several unfortunate cases in Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day.
In Jackson Thursday night a man trying to cross the street, killed by a drunk driver, police tell WLBT. 62 year old Jerry Stamps was trying to cross the street near McDowell road when he was hit by a man leaving the liquor store. 52 year old William McGinnis behind bars today for driving under the influence.
Also in Jackson, an ongoing fight over a mailbox led to the shooting death of 22 year old Shagery Jones. Police say it was 21 year old Antrone Coleman and now they’re looking for him. The two were arguing when WLBT reports Coleman pulled a gun and fired 7 times, one striking Jones in the neck. Jones died in the hospital.
In Gulfport, a grandmother and her grandson spent Thanksgiving night in a hotel after their home suffered massive fire damage Thursday morning. Andrea Hay tells WLOX that even though she and her 7 year old grandson are now displaced and without homeowner’s insurance, she’s thankful to the Red Cross for the fast response.