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Police: Theft, bicycle involved in 14-year-old’s shooting death, motive unclear

Published: Apr. 26, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The 14-year-old boy who was shot to death in Jackson on Easter Sunday will be laid to rest one week from tomorrow.

14-year-old Rodrick Johnson was shot and killed on Easter Sunday; Source: Family
14-year-old Rodrick Johnson was shot and killed on Easter Sunday; Source: Family

Rodrick Johnson was shot on Bishop Avenue at or near the home of the accused shooter, 41-year-old Stacy Lidell.

He’s been charged with murder, but there’s no clear word on a motive.

Stacy Liddell; Source: JPD
Stacy Liddell; Source: JPD

Police say theft and Lidell’s bicycle were involved, but they stop short of saying Johnson or his friends were trying to steal the bike.

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Lidell remains in jail without bond, awaiting his preliminary hearing.

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