Man charged with murder after 42-year-old shot, killed outside America’s Best Inn

Kentarrian Blanchard, 31
Kentarrian Blanchard, 31(JPD)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 6:49 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A 42-year-old man is dead after a shooting outside America’s Best Inn on Highway 80.

It happened in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

JPD says Kentarrian Blanchard, 31, turned himself in and is being charged with murder.

Police say the victim, Johnny McDonald, 42, was shot in the chest.

There are very few details about what happened, but detectives said McDonald was, “confronted by a male, accusing him of damaging a vehicle during a prior incident at the same location.”

McDonald then returned to his vehicle, “when the suspect followed, firing multiple shots.”

A second man, Roderick Evans, 35, who was with Blanchard, was arrested and then released due to insufficient evidence.

Roderick Evans, 35
Roderick Evans, 35(JPD)

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