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Teenager shot to death while lying in bed, JPD said


Jackson police are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot and killed. LaGavin Jenkins Jr was in his bedroom when he was hit by a bullet fired by someone at the house in the 300th block of Myer Avenue, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart. Deputy Sheriff Deric Hearn said Jenkins was shot twice in the upper body. Hearn said Jenkins’ grandmother later found him dead in his bed.

Jackson police are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot and killed.

LaGavin Jenkins Jr was in his bedroom when he was hit by a bullet fired by someone at the house in the 300th block of Myer Avenue, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart. Deputy Sheriff Deric Hearn said Jenkins was shot twice in the upper body.

Officers responded around 1 a.m. Tuesday to a report of shots being fired. Jenkins’ grandmother later found him dead in her bed, Hearn said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.



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