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Teens identified in Jackson kidnapping, shooting

photo courtesy of Jackson Police Department


The first suspect arrested in the incident has been identified as 15 year-old Shikell Butler.

Butler was charged with auto theft and kidnapping. He was given a total bond in the amount of $250,000 and remains in custody.

The second suspect arrested in the incident has been released from the hospital and is identified as 18 year-old Perez Porter.

Porter is charged with auto theft and kidnapping related to the incident that occurred on Elms Court Circle, and with residential burglary and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer for the incidents that occurred on Wingfield Drive.

He has since appeared in court for his initial appearance and was denied bond.

Original report: 

On Saturday, Jackson Police received a call of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Elms Court Circle by two black males, and were informed by a witness that the vehicle had a two year-old child inside.

As officers were responding to the area in search of the vehicle, they received a second call from a homeowner on Wingfield Drive just blocks away. The stolen vehicle, along with the child occupant, was found abandoned in the area during that time and the child was unharmed.

Moments later, officers arrived at the burglary location and observed two black males exiting the back of the home.  At least one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired shots.  Officers then returned fire, striking one of the suspects.  Both were later taken into custody and appeared to match the description of the suspects that took the vehicle.  A firearm was also recovered at the scene.

An injured 18 year-old suspect was transported to a local hospital with multiple injuries and was last listed in serious but stable condition.  A second 15 year-old suspect was transported to police headquarters.  Each are facing multiple charges and those charges are pending.

No other injuries were reported at the time and the investigation is ongoing.

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