No Charges Filed in 2009 Homicide of Curtis Thompson
Shooting Ruled Self-Defense
The 26th Judicial District Attorney General's Office has reviewed the case file in its entirety and has determined that there will be no charges filed in the July 14, 2009 homicide of Curtis Thompson. Thompson's murder was justified in that the shooter acted in self-defense.
On July 14, 2009 around 1:15 a.m., Jackson Police received a call of a shooting. Thompson, 43, of Jackson, was found outside Lane Crest Apartments at 903 Lane Avenue with a single gunshot wound.
He was transported to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital emergency room by ambulance and was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m.
Based on the investigation, Thompson's wife was visiting friends at an apartment in Richcove Apartments, 520 Berry Street.
Shortly before 1 a.m., she called and asked Thompson to pick her up. When he arrived, there was a dispute concerning an illegal drug debt that Thompson's wife owed. Curtis Thompson and another man argued about the debt. Both were armed with handguns.
During the argument, at least one shot was fired by Alexander Merriweather, 19, of Jackson, that fatally wounded Thompson.