Identities released of two shot and killed near Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade

Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 4:38 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The identities of the two people found dead in a shooting near the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade have been revealed.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart says Joshua Spann, 27, and Auden Jubilee Simpkins, 23, were the victims of the shooting in downtown Jackson.

According to Rankin County Emergency Operations, Spann was a volunteer firefighter at the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.

Joshua Spann
Joshua Spann(Rankin County Emergency Operations)

“Rankin County Emergency Operations extends our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Joshua Spann,” they wrote in a Facebook post Monday morning.

Jordan Kyle Cummins, 27, from Florence, was apprehended Saturday afternoon after officers responded to shots fired and found two victims dead with gunshot wounds on Jefferson Street in front of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds around 1 p.m. Saturday.

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