Teen arrested in Opens angler shooting
Bassmaster Opens angler shot to death at Mississippi motel
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.
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.