22-year-old dies after shooting at Ridgeland apartments; Jackson man in custody

22-year-old dies after shooting at Ridgeland apartments; Jackson man in custody
22-year-old dies after shooting at Ridgeland apartments; Jackson man in custody(Ridgeland Police Department)
Published: Jun. 23, 2023 at 9:25 AM CDT
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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - A Jackson man is in custody after a shooting claimed the life of a 22-year-old in Ridgeland.

Thursday around 8:30 p.m., the Ridgeland Police Department received a report of a shooting at the Pinebrook Apartments on Pine Knoll Drive.

When officers got to the scene, they were told to go to the playground where they found Kyeon Lyles, 22, lying unconscious on the ground with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Bystanders, officers, and medical personnel administered medical care, but were unable to revive Mr. Lyles.

Through an investigation and eyewitness statements, detectives identified the shooter as Rodney Taylor, 58, of Jackson.

An arrest warrant was issued for Taylor for one count of murder, and he was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

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