Cornelius McGee Jr. was shot and killed in the Mississippi Delta, according to the city’s police department.
A boy Aged 15 Was Shot And Killed In Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is on a manhunt for the suspect who left the 15-year-old lifeless due to a gunshot in the Mississippi Delta.
The victim was identified as Cornelius McGee Jr. who was found killed and shot on Monday in Clarksdale, according to the city’s police department. Police Chief Robbie Linley claimed that the investigation was handed over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation due to some conflict with someone in his agency and Linley can’t provide any further details regarding the investigation because it is still ongoing.
However, AP news reported that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesperson claimed that the shooting incident was not connected to any officer-involved shooting. Bailey C. Martin states that further information will be released when it’s available for the public but as of the moment, no further comment will be made yet.
Police did not also mention whether any arrests have been made.
Mother Of Cornelius McGee Jr. Speaks Out As Clarksdale Community Grapples With The Shooting Incident Of Her Son
FOX13 reported about the shooting that killed Cornelius McGee Jr. in Clarksdale on Monday night. McGee’s Mother claimed that the alleged suspect who killed his son was an upset father who used to be a police officer.
Jacqueline Rash mother of the 15-year-old victim was shot and killed by the former officer near Park Lane and West Second Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi on Monday, May 22.
The Clarksdale Police Department confirmed that the deadly shooting involved a former police officer who was identified as Andrew Bankhead and called in the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) to assist in the investigation.
Rash claimed that her son and the former officer’s daughter had a mutual relationship together but the former officer already warned the teen previously not to visit her at his home.
However, the former officer’s daughter let the teen boy into the family’s home through a bedroom window and when he discovered McGee Jr. at his house visiting his daughter on Monday night, the teen attempted to run away, Rash said, but the man fired a shot that struck him in his back as he was climbing the property’s fence.
Police said Bankhead said he shot the teen after he tried to break into his home. Initial reports indicated the teen may have been on Bankhead’s property when he was shot.
Jacqueline Rash said that “Why would you shoot him in his back? With his back turned and him running from you. He’s already out of your house. Why shoot him?”
Words of grief and anger from McGee’s mother.