Jackson Police have charged James Antonio Holden, age 30, of Jackson, with
Filing a False Police Report in the homicide investigation of Xavier McKinney-
On April 2, around 1:57 a.m., 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 that morning.
James Holden was dropped off at Regional Hospital emergency room by an
unidentified person around 2:53 a.m. – about an hour after McKinney-Hopkins
was shot. He was admitted for multiple gunshot wounds. When investigators
talked to Holden at Regional Hospital, he told them that he had been shot around
12:00 a.m., by an unidentified person, while walking down an alley near E.
Holden was discharged from the hospital on April 3 around 1:00 p.m. Police
questioned him further about the circumstances surrounding his shooting. He
admitted that he had been at 905 Lane Avenue, apartment 3 and had been shot
by an unidentified person who was attempting to rob him.
Police have charged Holden with Filing a False Police Report based upon his
conflicting statements. He has been set a bond of $50,000. He will be formally
arraigned in Jackson City Court tomorrow morning at 8:00.
Holden is a person of interest in the homicide of Mr. McKinney-Hopkins. Anyone
with information is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at the Jackson Police
Department or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477.
keiths - news director