A Jackson Fire Lieutenant was shot and killed overnight.
According to police, the shooting happened just before midnight at Marathon Gas on Hanging Moss Road.
Division Chief Cleotha Sanders identified the victim as 36-year-old firefighter Yancey Williams.
It’s being called a tragic loss to his family and the city he served. Jackson city officials now report that the suspect is someone the victim knew.
The unidentified person has been arrested.
The sudden death of Williams is sending shock waves through the community and leaving a fire station in mourning.
“I pulled up looking for his truck, although I knew it wouldn’t be here. I was still hoping,” said Jackson Fire Captain Robert Elbert.
The 18-year-firefighter was heartbroken to learn his friend and colleague of seven years was killed Sunday night.
Williams drove and operated Rescue 20 at Station 20 on Medgar Evers Boulevard.
The seven-year firefighter was admired, respected and trusted by the men who worked with him.
“It’s responders like Yancey Williams that come and make it better,” said Elbert. “He pulls up and automatically it’s better and you know for him to go that way, it’s a hard pill to swallow.”
“It’s a tragic situation,” said Chief Sanders. “It’s something you just can’t fathom.”
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