A Hinds County judge is holding a JSU freshman accused of shooting dead a friend Jackson State University non-binding students.
During Monday’s hearing, Judge Johnny McDaniels refused bail for Randall Smith because of the gravity of the murder charge against him. Smith, a JSU freshman from New Orleans, turned 20 years old on November 30, according to WAPT.
Last week, Shade room reported that authorities found a body inside the trunk of a vehicle parked on a lot of land on the JSU campus.
Body found on JSU campus last week identified as 22-year-old student, freshman charged with fatal shooting
That body was eventually identified as that of 22-year-old Flynn Brown, found on Friday.
Brown’s body was found inside a Dodge Charger around 8:30 a.m. that morning in a parking lot between Dixon Hall and Campbell College Suites, according to the Hinds County coroner.
I am sad to say that the Mt Olive community and football family have lost a loved one. Flynn Brown, was killed yesterday morning while attending Jackson St. More information will come when I have it. Thoughts and prayers for the Brown family. pic.twitter.com/xVisRbahf3
– Brian O’Connor (@OConnorMOFB) December 3, 2022
“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Jackson State University Police are collaborating on a recent murder investigation 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 situation for the community on our campus.” we”.
“The passing of a young person is always a devastating circumstance for the community on our campus. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time,” Hudson said. “As president, I assure you that the safety of our students and the community on campus is our highest priority. While we don’t have all the details at this time, one person of interest is in custody.”
Extremely sad to hear of a member of @mtolivefootball family, 2019 graduate student Flynn Brown, victim of campus shooting @JacksonStateU Love and prayers to the Mount Olive community & especially Flynn’s family.
📸 Flynn TD vs Jefferson 2018 pic.twitter.com/JM4ik80pFT
– Bob Karp (@BobKarpDR) December 3, 2022
Law enforcement remains tight-lipped about investigation details, “No further threat to those on campus”
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation officials have yet to release many details regarding the case.
A spokeswoman for the agency, Baily Martin, said in a statement: “at this time, there are no further threats to those on campus.”
“MBI is currently assessing this serious incident and gathering evidence. After completing their investigation, agents will share their findings with the local District Attorney’s Office,” Martin said.
Online records show that Smith was booked into the Hinds County Jail on a murder charge. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and campus police are handling the murder investigation.
Grief counselors were at the school on Friday, the JSU President said ABC news.
JSU family, it is with great sadness that I confirm the death of a JSU student. The loss of a young person is always a devastating circumstance for our campus community. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/jPktddkMql
—Thomas Hudson, Doctor of Laws (@JSSUrez) December 2, 2022
Grief counselor for JSU students who are still upset after Brown’s body was discovered
Despite Martin’s claim that there was no further threat on campus, students remained uneasy in the hours after Brown’s body was discovered.
“I was just a little bit worried, because we really didn’t know what was going on right now,” student Nathan Smith told WAPT.
A former Brown coach who played football at Mt. Olive of Flanders, New Jersey, offered condolences to Twitter Saturday.
Brian O’Connor, head coach of the football team at Mt.