24-year-old arrested, charged in connection to Memorial Day road rage shooting in Jackson County

Today, a press conference took place regarding an arrest in the fatal Memorial Day road rage shooting on I-10 in Jackson County.

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation made the arrest with assistance from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force and the Hammond, Louisiana Police Department.

24-year-old Javinque Entrael Franklin Jr. was arrested Friday, July 17, in Hammond, Louisiana.

According to authorities, a day or two after the shooting occurred, there was a domestic violence call made to the Hammond Police Department.

While the police were there, one officer took note of the firearm and it was remembered by the officer.

By utilizing cameras inside highway patrol vehicles, other police department vehicles, and cameras at the state line, they were able to identify the vehicle that engaged in the road rage incident.

The vehicle was a rental vehicle that had belonged to Franklin and he had traveled from Florida to Louisiana. With all of these things connecting, it created probable cause for a search warrant.

Sean Tindell, Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said, “In fact these are very hard cases to prove so i think it was a lot of hard work. On the part of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Agent Gazzo and his determination, along with the family’s help, and other law enforcement agencies that we were able to piece everything together, there were times there was very much concern that this would go unresolved but the way things came together it all worked out, it was really great work by law enforcement.”

The investigation is still ongoing as there may be other participants. Franklin is being charged with homicide killing without malice in the heat of passion.

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