Police Charge Man in Saturday Night Shooting;
Man Also Fled the Scene and Caused Injury to Sheriff's Deputy
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Madison County Deputy Michael Moncher was traveling south on
Whitehall Street. He was behind a Mercury Mountaineer when he saw gunfire come from the SUV
and strike the home at 811 Whitehall Street. Moncher activated his blue lights and siren, and
pursued the SUV as it turned from Whitehall onto Labelle Street. The SUV pulled into Lincoln Courts
and approximately three people got out and ran. Moncher continued pursuit of the SUV as it made
the circle through Lincoln Courts and came back out onto Labelle Street. The SUV then turned right
onto Roosevelt Parkway, then right onto Lockwood Street. The SUV continued down Lockwood and
pulled in the sloped driveway of a vacant house at 119 Lockwood. Two more men then ran from the
SUV, which rolled backwards down the driveway and struck Moncher's patrol car, as he was
standing beside it. The SUV's impact on the patrol car caused its open door to strike Moncher. The
two men ran into the wooded area behind 119 Lockwood Street. Jackson police responded to the
Lockwood and Whitehall scenes.
Officers found a 26-year-old man on the front porch of the duplex at 811 Whitehall. He was a
resident of one of the apartments. He was transported to Jackson-Madison County General with a
gunshot wound to the chest. He was later airlifted to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in
critical but stable condition.
A police dog searched the wooded area behind 119 Lockwood Street and found Jameca Tipler, of
Jackson, hiding. He resisted and suffered a dog bite to the leg. Tipler, 30, was taken to Jackson-
Madison County General Hospital. He was treated for the bite, and then taken to the Madison County Jail.
The investigation determined that the shooting victim was standing outside during the drive by shooting, and Tipler was driving the SUV. Police have charged Tipler with attempted murder for the shooting and aggravated assault by reckless conduct for allowing the SUV to roll backwards and injure Moncher.
Moncher was treated at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for an injury to his shoulder and knee. He has been released from the hospital.
Tipler is scheduled to be arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday in Jackson City Court.
The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation. Police are also attempting to identify
the other occupants in the SUV.
Anyone with information is asked to call the
Jackson Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at
731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS).
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