Incident

8-15-2016 Mississippi Byhalia 1-1

Location

August 15, 2016

95 Rebecca Drive
Byhalia, Mississippi
Geolocation: 34.732, -89.6851

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Jessie O'Neal Courson
  • Age: 9
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Family
  • Name: Kristopher Courson
  • Age: 11
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child killed by child

Notes

Sheriff's department initially said the child was shot by his brother but now they are unclear on how the shooting occurred, poss AD brother with 22 cal rifle

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 22 LR
  • Stolen: Not-stolen

District

Congressional District: 1
State Senate District: 10
State House District: 5