Man charged with manslaughter after high schooler shot in back, killed

Man charged with manslaughter after high schooler shot in back, killed
Keyshun Jefferson (Source: JPD)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department arrested a man accused of shooting a high schooler.

The shooting happened inside a car on Lake Forest Drive in Jackson on Tuesday night.

According to Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Kishawna Buckely, an 18-year-old senior at Mendenhall High School, died of a gunshot wound to the back.

According to police, three others people were inside the vehicle when the gun went off around 8:30 p.m.

Officers determined Buckley was in the driver’s seat with three others in the car. One passenger was in the back handling a handgun when the gun went off, hitting Buckley and killing her.

Shortly after Buckley died, police arrested 19-year-old Keyshun Jefferson. He’s charged with manslaughter.

Buckley was a senior at Mendenhall High School. Assistant superintendent Robert Sanders said grief counselors were on campus available Wednesday anyone who needed them. Some students went home early when they received the news of Buckely’s death.

She’s remembered as a sweetheart with a bright future.

This is Jackson’s 73rd homicide this year.

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