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Professional bass fisherman killed in motel shooting
Mississippi News Now ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Joe Barnes

Posted on 10/15/2013 4:51:46 AM PDT by CrappieLuck

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - As soon as the sun came up Monday, Jackson Police Detectives were searching for clues in the parking lot and the woods behind the Motel 6 on the I-55 Frontage Road that is just south of County Line Road.

Just hours before, on Sunday evening about 7:30, James "Jimmy" Johnson, 56, was shot in the face. He died at the scene.

"Jimmy is a great guy. You know, he was just a real friendly guy...always willing to help. Just one of those special people, you know, that loved bass fishing just like the rest of us," said Madison County resident and Bassmaster Elite Series Fisherman Pete Ponds.

He says the fishing community is in shock.

"We're just a big family and we are always willing to help each other. You know, bass fishermen and fishermen alike are just kind of a club," explained Ponds.

Johnson, an Open Series Fisherman, was one of more than 300 anglers in the Metro for a tournament at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. He was staying at the hotel with his wife. Bassmaster.com reports the Ganado, Texas man caught someone trying to burglarize his boat just before the gunfire. Jackson police could not confirm that information. JPD did release a picture from surveillance video. They hope someone will recognize the man in the red shirt.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlox.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 10/15/2013 4:51:46 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: CrappieLuck

Click the link and dig and you’ll discover the suspect is.....

....Amish


2 posted on 10/15/2013 4:53:00 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: CrappieLuck
Jackson has become "Crackson". The 'hood has moved from West Jackson to NE Jackson and now they're moving up into Ridgeland north of there. Staying in a Motel 6 on 1-55 N, you put your life into your hands.
3 posted on 10/15/2013 4:55:19 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

BTW, the Mayor is Chokwe Lumumba, who started as an African Nationalist and Racial Separatist. The killer is a Son of Lumumba.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: CrappieLuck

Frankly Scarlett, I’m ready for a resurrection. That would be the N word.

Remaining comments self censored.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by wita
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To: CrappieLuck

I noticed the suspect was wearing those baggy gangsta shorts. He also had a good tan.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 5:00:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: wita

Oh and my heartfelt apologies to any Americans of color who might take offense. There is certainly none intended.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 5:02:49 AM PDT by wita
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To: MuttTheHoople

Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murder.


8 posted on 10/15/2013 5:05:01 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: CrappieLuck

Why even post this stuff? No one is going to do anything about it. The whole nation has gone spineless.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 5:09:20 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: CrappieLuck

Always ten thousand stories about those who remember the victim and how wonderful (s)he was, blah, blah, blah. That’s all.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 5:10:31 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: CrappieLuck

I was going to say that maybe a fish killed him. A kingfish.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 5:26:39 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: CrappieLuck

Not Jimmy Johnson! He was a stand up guy. RIP


12 posted on 10/15/2013 5:52:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: CrappieLuck

Hotel on the road?

Shower and Sleep with sidearm strapped on!!!

Seriously!

Its on as I’m walking inside or outside the room, and within arms reach for shower and sleep.

If I’m checking on a prowler/burgler.....in hand, safety off.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 5:53:38 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: from occupied ga

Well done!


14 posted on 10/15/2013 5:56:51 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The reason North Jackson is changing is there is nothing left to steal in South Jackson.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 5:58:01 AM PDT by WKB
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To: G Larry

Jackson Mississippi at a cheap motel = bad idea.


16 posted on 10/15/2013 5:58:24 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

OMG !


17 posted on 10/15/2013 5:58:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: AppyPappy

Sounds fishy to me...


18 posted on 10/15/2013 6:07:39 AM PDT by refermech
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To: CrappieLuck

At first I thought this was a way to inject the element of “danger” into Bass fishing. But it is just typical behavior in Jackson. It used to be such a nice city. My cousins lived there and we used to visit when I was a kid. Great place then. What a shame.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 6:21:41 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: stinkerpot65
Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murder.

I'm old enough to remember when undesirable critters, colloquially called "varmints", not only had open season on them but also had bounties placed on them. Kids in the country would pick up road-killed critters that were on the Bounty List and turn them in to the county for a few bucks.

Today's young feral urban predators committing this murder and mayhem represent a much bigger threat to civilization than coyotes and prairie dogs. We need to establish some kind of bounty system to thin the herd, at the very least.

20 posted on 10/15/2013 6:46:43 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: CrappieLuck

Headline says he was shot IN the motel. The story sort of indicates he was out checking on someone around his boat. So which is it?


21 posted on 10/15/2013 6:51:56 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: CrappieLuck
Fishing is serious business.

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 10/15/2013 7:23:48 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Kenton

“We need to establish some kind of bounty system to thin the herd, at the very least.”

The Olde English term “outlaw” used to mean, “outside the protection of the law”. Reserved for the worst of miscreants and imposed by the sheriff of the county.

That meant if you saw an “outlaw” and killed him, there was no penalty for doing so.

A precursor to “wanted dead or alive”. Effective, too.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 8:00:59 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Kenton

What this country needs is Jesus Christ and a spiritual revival. The violence of black men is just one symptom of a larger problem.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 12:52:22 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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