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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces $10K Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in Murder of 5-Year-Old Girl

Posted on April 27, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of five-year-old Queenyana Davis, who was killed on Wednesday, April 15th.

“Through the efforts of working and organizing several business members in our community, we have been able to collect funds or have commitments from those business persons for a reward for information leading to an arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the death of young Queenyana Davis. That reward will be for $10,000.00 – a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of those persons responsible for the five-year-old’s death,” said Mayor Lumumba.

During his remarks, Mayor Lumumba also pointed to the killings of Davis and 11-year-old Jordan McCoy, both killed by a stray bullet, as motivation for issuing an executive order temporarily banning open carry in the City of Jackson during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“This was done after great contemplation. It was also done after witnessing very heinous acts in the City of Jackson. For those who are curious as to my motivation, I am motivated by what I have seen recently, looking at the officers’ cams as they arrived on scene for the babies that were killed recently. […] And we know that there has been a significant decrease in the ability to take illegal firearms off of our streets. And so, this measure is not one aimed at someone with the legal ownership and possession of a firearm; this is a measure that is aimed at taking illegal weapons that are harming our residents- harming our children,” explained Mayor Lumumba.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of five-year-old Queenyana Davis can call Crime Stoppers at 601.355.TIPS.


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