Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the death of a food delivery man in Belhaven. This is a representational image showing a person in handcuffs in Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2018. Getty Images/Mark Kolbe


  • The 39-year-old food delivery driver was fatally shot in Jackson, Mississippi, Wednesday evening
  • The motive behind shooting is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing
  • The juveniles were believed to be involved in another shooting incident that took place Sunday

Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old food delivery driver in Jackson, Mississippi, Wednesday evening.

The arrests were made Friday, and the suspects were being interrogated, Fox 40 Jackson reported, citing Capitol Police Chief Bo Luckey.

"My team has been working pretty tirelessly ever since the incident to try to find out who was involved and why," Luckey said, according to the outlet. "These senseless acts of violence, they're not going to be tolerated in the CCID. and we're going to put as much manpower on it as we can to make sure that we are able to investigate these to the best of our ability and come to a resolution and bring people to justice."

The police chief added that the three young suspects were picked up after Capitol Police spotted a vehicle that they believed to be involved in the Wednesday night shooting on Sunset Drive.

"My team... tried to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, the vehicle fled, and after a short, brief pursuit, we were able to get three, Black male juveniles in custody," Luckey said. "The same juveniles who we were looking for and believed to be involved in the incident from Wednesday night, as well as the incident from past Sunday."

The names of the juveniles were not released. It is unclear if the three suspects would be charged as adults.

The three are believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Cory Price in the Belhaven community Wednesday evening, Luckey said.

The motive behind the shooting has not yet been determined.

Police believe that the suspects were also involved in another incident that took place on Sunday around Taylor Street.

"Ultimately, the victim in that case was shot in the leg," Luckey said. "So, the individuals that we were looking for obviously have a pretty high propensity for violence."

He said police began receiving tips immediately following the Wednesday night shooting. Capitol Police also obtained video footage showing the vehicle believed to be involved.

The case remains under investigation, and no further details were released as of this writing.

Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay, who lives in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, shared her thoughts on the unfortunate incident.

"Just Monday night, this very street was filled with trick-or-treaters. This is a vibrant and interesting and fabulous community, and we were so sad for this incident to happen last night; not only for the family of this young man who lost his life, but also because it's an affront to us," Lindsay was quoted as saying by WLBT.

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Representation. Capitol Police believe juvenile suspects also involved in other incidents in Mississippi. tevenet/Pixabay