Jackson, Mississippi

From the Clarion-Ledger of October 1, 2007

Police: Jackson homeowner shoots, kills man during robbery attempt

A homeowner shot and killed a man who he said was trying to rob him early this morning, police said.

Jackson police Sgt. Jeffery Scott said two men tried to rob a homeowner in the 4900 block of Rosehaven Drive, near Clinton Boulevard and Dixon Road about 1 a.m.

The homeowner, whom police did not identify, retrieved a gun and fired one shot.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Kenneth Stewman, 20, of Jackson died at the scene. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The second alleged robber escaped. Police had no specific description of him or any getaway car.

From WLBT of October 1, 2007

Homeowner Will Not Face Charges for Fatal Shooting

Tonight WLBT news has uncovered new information about a deadly encounter early this morning in west Jackson.

A homeowner shot a man who he said was attempting to rob him. 20- year old Kenneth Stewman was killed around 1 a.m.

According to police a homeowner on Rosehaven Drive was approached by two armed men. The unidentified homeowner retrieved a gun and opened fire, killing Stewman. Today, he declined to talk with us about the fatal shooting.

We have learned, the suspected robber lived less than a block away. A family member says, the Hinds Community College student would never rob his neighbor. The crime victim and robber knew each other.

“He probably acted on impulse. We’ve seen some strange faces around here lately, so we really don’t know and at night time I guess you really can’t distinguish if you really know somebody,” says Kenya Stewman, Sister.

Stewman’s grieving sister said police have not talked with the family about the incident. The search for a second man continues. According to investigators, the unidentified homeowner will not face any charges.


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