A Hinds County judge is holding a JSU freshman accused of shooting a friend Jackson State University a student without a bond.
During a hearing on Monday, Judge Johnny McDaniels denied Randall Smith a bond because of the charges against him. Smith, a JSU freshman from New Orleans, just turned 20 on November 30, according to WAPT.
Last week, The Shade Room He said authorities found a body inside the trunk of a car parked in a lot on JSU’s campus.
Body Found on JSU Campus Last Week Identified as 22-Year-Old Student, Newly Accused of Shooting Death.
The body was identified as that of 22-year-old Flynn Brown, who was found on Friday.
Brown’s body was found inside a Dodge Charger around 8:30 that morning in the parking lot between Dixon Hall and Campbell College Suites, according to the Hinds County coroner.
It is with great sadness that the Mt Olive community and football family have lost one of their own. Flynn Brown, was killed yesterday morning while walking on Jackson St. More to come when I do. Thoughts and prayers to the Brown family. pic.twitter.com/xVisRbahf3
— Brian O’Connor (@OConnorMOFB) December 3, 2022
“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson State University Police are working together to investigate a recent homicide on the JSU campus. At this time, there is no further threat to those on campus,” MBI officials said in a statement Friday.
Meanwhile, JSU President Thomas K. Hudson recently confirmed in a statement that the victim was a student at the university, calling it “a devastating event for our school community.”
“The loss of a young person is always a huge challenge for our community. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time,” Hudson said. “As president, I can assure you that the safety of our students and our school community is of the utmost importance. Although we do not know everything about this matter at this time, there is one person in custody.”
It was very sad to hear of the death of a member of the @mtolivefootball family, 2019 grad Flynn Brown, who was shot on campus @JacksonStateU Please send love & prayers to the Mount Olive community & especially the Flynn family. 🙏
📸 Flynn TD vs Jefferson 2018 pic.twitter.com/JM4ik80pFT
— Bob Karp (@BobKarpDR) December 3, 2022
Law Enforcement Remains Tight-lipped on Investigation, “No More Threats to Those on Campus”
Officials with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation have not released details about the case.
A spokesman for the council, Mr Baily Martin, said: “At this time, there is no further threat to those at the school.”
“MBI is currently investigating the incident and gathering evidence. Once they have completed their investigation, investigators will share their findings with the District Attorney’s office,” said Martin.
Online records show Smith was booked into the Hinds County Jail on a murder charge. It is unclear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and state police are investigating the murder.
Grief counselors were on campus Friday, the JSU president said ABC news.
JSU family, I am deeply saddened to confirm the death of a JSU student. The loss of a young person is always a big problem for our community. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/jPktddkMql
— Thomas Hudson, JD (@JSUPrez) December 2, 2022
Grieving Counsel Available to JSU Students, Left Unsettled After Brown’s Body Was Found.
Although Martin declared that there was no longer a threat to the school, students were restless in the hours after Brown’s body was found.
“I’m a little concerned, because we don’t know what’s going on right now,” student Nathan Smith told WAPT.
Brown’s former coach, who played football at Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, New Jersey, offered its condolences Twitter Saturday.
“It is with great sadness that I am saddened to say that the Mt. Olive community and football family have lost one of their own,” said Brian O’Connor, head football coach at Mt. Olive High School.