Arrests Made in Murder of 80-Year-Old Woman in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi – The Jackson Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of an 80-year-old woman at her home on Nichols Boulevard. Annie Peoples was tragically shot in the back of the head while sleeping on her couch. The suspects, identified as Alex Bush, 16, and Ramon Thompson, 20, have been charged with murder and drive-by shooting.

According to reports, the suspects allegedly pulled up to Peoples’ home in a dark vehicle and opened fire, resulting in her death. It is believed that the gunmen were targeting someone else at the residence, possibly related to a recent altercation involving one of Peoples’ sons. The presence of at least eight bullet holes in the walls, windows, and front door indicates the intensity of the attack.

Peoples, a beloved member of her family with five sons, three daughters, and numerous grandchildren, was found by one of her sons who was awakened by the gunshots. The community has been devastated by this senseless act of violence, prompting swift action from law enforcement leading to the arrests of the suspects. The exhaustive investigation conducted by the Jackson Police Department ultimately resulted in the issuance of warrants for the arrests of Bush and Thompson.

The tragic loss of Annie Peoples has left a void in the hearts of her loved ones and the Jackson community at large. The swift apprehension of the suspects brings a small sense of relief amidst the grief and shock of such a heinous crime. As the investigation progresses, more details are expected to shed light on the motives behind this horrific incident.

The Jackson Police Department remains committed to ensuring justice is served for Annie Peoples and her family. The arrests of the suspects mark a crucial step towards bringing closure to this heartbreaking tragedy that has impacted the entire community. In the face of this senseless act of violence, the community stands in solidarity with the grieving family as they mourn the loss of their beloved matriarch.