Police continue to investigate the shooting of Troy G. Mitchell, age 44 of Medon. Mr. Mitchell, the owner of Mitchell’s Lock & Safe Company, was at Guardian Courts replacing a faulty ignition switch on a customer’s vehicle in the parking lot when he was shot.
AUDIO FILE Guardian Apt resident talks about neighborhood and finding the victim - click to listen
Local Locksmith condition listed as grave as Dr's fight to save his life. Family is gathered at hospital.
Local Locksmith in surgery listed in CC after being shot in apparent robbery. Police ask public for help.
JPD Press Release Statement
Approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, Officers responded to
Guardian Courts Apartments at 1170 Hollywood to a citizen’s report
of a man who had possibly been shot at the back of the complex.
Responding Officers found a local locksmith (name withheld at this
time) inside a vehicle that he was working on with a gunshot wound
to the face. The victim was transported by EMS and is in critical
condition at this writing.
Preliminary indication is that this was a robbery. A witness
reported seeing four black males running east across the courtyard
and crossing Hollywood shortly before Police arrived (when they
became aware something had occurred). Police continue to
investigate whether this sighting was related.
We need anyone who has information or saw anything, to contact us.
Anyone with information, please contact the Violent Crimes Unit at
the Jackson Police Department at 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at