Teen arrested in Opens angler shooting

Bassmaster Opens angler shot to death at Mississippi motel

James “Jimmy” Johnson

James Overstreet
James “Jimmy” Johnson led Day One of the 2013 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1 on Louisiana’s Red River.

JACKSON, Miss. — Police have a teenager in custody in connection with the shooting death of a bass fisherman at a Jackson motel.

Jackson police said in a news release that Shun Brown, 17, “confessed to being responsible for the death” of James “Jimmy” Johnson. See full story at WAPT.com.

In conjunction with the homicide investigation, the Jackson Police Department is looking for a black male who appeared on security cameras at the motel.In conjunction with the homicide investigation, the Jackson Police Department is looking for a black male who appeared on security cameras at the motel.

BASSMASTER OPENS ANGLER ANGLER SHOT TO DEATH AT MISSISSIPPI HOTEL

By Dave Precht

October 14, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. — James “Jimmy” Johnson, a 56-year-old B.A.S.S. angler competing in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir this week, was shot to death Sunday night at a motel in Jackson, police confirmed.

Jackson Police Department spokesperson Colendula Green said Johnson of Ganado, Texas, was fatally shot at the Motel 6 at 7145 Interstate Hwy. 55 North in Jackson, where he and his wife were staying during the tournament. Police received the call at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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