Club Rain sister in shootout frustrated by setback in homicide case


JACKSON, Mississippi (WLBT) – Police in Jackson have refused to charge Jeremy Johnson, 32, with anything related to Sunday’s triple homicide at a club west of Jackson, a setback in the case that one of the relatives of the victim describes as “heartbreaking”.

While arrest records show JPD arrested Johnson two days ago, Deputy Chief Deric Hearn did not say a word about the arrest when asked about the search for the suspect on Thursday.

“It’s an ongoing investigation right now. I don’t want to say anything about it,” Hearn said, ending further discussion of the case.

Three people were killed in the shooting, which took place at Club Rain around 2:30 a.m. Sunday: Elijah Bridges, 22, Deanne Bell, a 20-year-old Jackson State student, and Alicia Brown, 24.

“It’s heartbreaking. I feel like, you know, anyway, my friend deserves justice. She didn’t deserve this. She didn’t and neither did the others who were killed. Nobody deserves this, ”said Thomas.

A few hours before the shoot, Thomas had gone with his sister to the JSU comeback game.

“We all decided to go out together. And, you know, things got out of hand, things happened, how it happened… I’m going to stop there, you know, but we were together, ”Thomas said. “That’s why things are so tragic for me, because, you know, I had to go through this. Our intention was to go out, have a good time, enjoy coming home and coming back home. house with our children. And that was not the case. “

She said she blocked most of what happened because it was too painful.

The older of the two sisters, Thomas said she always looks for inspiration for Brown, knowing that she has a lot in life that she wants to accomplish.

Now Thomas will have to accomplish them for her.

“She always had a smile on her face, wherever she went, whatever things she went through. You know, she’s always been a light for everyone, ”Thomas said.

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