Five Biloxi teens charged with capital murder following deadly shooting Monday

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BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) — Five juveniles are being charged with capital murder after a shooting that took the life of a young woman Monday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m. Monday, Biloxi Police responded to the 2000 Block of Rustwood Drive, located off of Popp’s Ferry Road, for a report of a medical emergency.

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Upon arrival, first responders found a teenage female unresponsive with a gunshot wound.

She was taken to a local hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer has identified the victim as 16-year-old Madison Harris.

During the course of the investigation, authorities determined the shooting occurred during a failed robbery attempt.



Investigators say the suspects went to the residence with the intent to rob the victim and a gun was used to threaten Harris.

An altercation took place and the victim was shot. Police say the suspects then fled the scene in multiple directions.

Through witness statements and other evidence, investigators were able to piece together the sequence of events as well as locate five suspects.

The suspects have been identified as 17-year-old Yakeshia Blackmon, 15-year-old Willow Blackmon, 15-year-old Jasmine Kelley, 17-year-old Jarvis Cook, and 17-year-old Jaquez Porter.

Photos courtesy of Biloxi Police Department.

All five juvenile suspects have been arrested and are being charged as adults with capital murder.

One suspect, Jarvis Cook, was out on bond at the time of the alleged crime for an aggravated assault he supposedly committed in Gulfport in 2019, so his initial bond was revoked and he remains in jail.  The other four received a $1,000,000 bond each.

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