Around 1:57 this morning, Jackson Police received a call of a shooting at Lane
Crest Apartments located at 905 Lane Avenue, apartment 3. Xavier McKinney-
Hopkins, age 22, of Jackson, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Mr.
McKinney-Hopkins did not live at this address. It appears that there was an
exchange of gunfire.
He was transported to the Jackson Madison County General Hospital by E.M.S.
where he underwent emergency surgery. He succumbed to his injuries and was
officially pronounced dead at 7:35 this morning.
James Holden, age 30, of Jackson, was dropped off at Regional Hospital
emergency room by an unidentified person around 2:53 this morning. He has
been admitted for multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries do not appear to be life
Police are investigating to determine if the two shootings are related.
Mr. McKinney-Hopkins was charged with the January 15, 2008, homicide of
Phillip Williamson, which occurred at the Royal Street Grocery at 757 N. Royal.
That case was presented directly to the grand jury, and he was indicted.
He was in custody at the Madison County Jail from May 2008 to December 2008
under bond for the murder of Mr. Williamson and violation of community
The District Attorney's Office filed a motion of Nolle Prosequi in December 2008
for the murder of Mr. Williamson after an eyewitness from Memphis was unable
to be located for trial.