Bond denied for suspect who allegedly shot and killed a woman at West St. traffic light

The scene on West Street.
The scene on West Street.(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 1:57 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 6:37 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman at a West Street traffic light has been denied bond in Jackson Municipal Court.

Monday, a judge denied bond for Charity Barnes, who Jackson police say shot a woman while she was sitting in her vehicle at North West Street traffic light Friday.

JPD Spokesman Sam Brown said Barnes was arrested on August 21 at the North Village Apartments, and her white Nissan Xterra, the vehicle she was allegedly driving at the time of the shooting, was recovered.

The victim, Melisa Turner, was shot once in the shoulder. She was taken to UMMC where she would later die from her injuries. Her 16-year-old son was in the car with her at the time, authorities say.

He was not injured.

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