Christopher Oliver shooting – On Wednesday, January 11, around three o’clock in the afternoon, the incident took place. The victims of a shooting that took place at a service station in Jackson have been named by the Hinds County Coroner. Christopher Oliver, who was 32 years old, and Steven Nichols, who was 31 years old, were the two victims who received multiple gunshot wounds at the Blue Sky gas station on Northside Drive, according to the coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart.
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Jackson police have made the identity of the man who was shot and killed on Sunday as well as the suspect public. According to a JPD press release, Memphis resident Eugene Richmond, 35, is being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex in connection with the shooting death of Jackson resident Isaiah Day, 18. Richmond has not yet been charged, but authorities anticipate charging him soon with homicide as well as attempted and actual vehicle theft.
According to the press release, Richmond has a long criminal history in Shelby County, including convictions for aggravated assault, voluntary manslaughter, and several auto burglaries. Investigators have not yet determined why Richmond was in the Jackson area or what motive he may have had in Day’s death. Around seven in the morning on Sunday, Richmond allegedly stole an automobile out of Memphis and drove it to Jackson. Even though Day was a passenger in the stolen car at around 9:20 in the morning, police do not believe he was engaged in the crime. According to the press release, police think Richmond shot Day as he was getting out of the car in a business parking lot on Hollywood Drive before running north.
Police vehicles and crime scene tape can be seen in witness images taken on Sunday at the nearby Valero gas station. At a nearby hospital on Sunday, Day was declared deceased as a result of his injuries. At a rest stop off of Interstate 40 in Madison County, police found the car. According to the press statement, Richmond is accused of stealing a second car from the parking lot of a North Highland business at around 10:40 in the morning and taking it to Furniture World on Commerce Center Circle.
According to the press release, workers at Furniture World stopped a man who was attempting to steal a car out of the parking lot while he was carrying a pistol. At around 1 p.m., police responded to a call reporting an armed theft and detained Richmond. The second stolen vehicle was later found by investigators in the Furniture World parking lot. On Wednesday morning, Richmond’s first court appearance is most likely to occur. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 or the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400.
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