Flynn Brown Death, Obituary – The Jackson State University student whose body was discovered on Friday inside a car on campus had been shot to death, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations has identified the person of interest who is currently in custody in connection with the shooting death of the Jackson State University student. Randall Smith, age 20, has been taken into custody by the MBI in connection with the death of Flynn Brown, age 22. The death of Brown was found on Friday about 8:30 a.m. inside a Dodge Charger that was located in a parking lot between Dixon Hall and Campbell College Suites, as stated by the coroner for the county of Hinds in Mississippi.
Students have reported to 16 WAPT News that they were instructed to leave Dixon Hall without being given an explanation as to why. After some time had passed, the university sent a text message to the students informing them that “it’s an ongoing inquiry at Tiger World,” referring to the parking area that is located between the two residence halls. “The Jackson State University Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are collaborating on the investigation of the recent killing that occurred on the JSU campus. There is not currently any additional danger to individuals who are on campus at this moment “According to a statement issued by MBI officials.
JSU President Thomas K. Hudson issued a statement in which he provided confirmation that the victim had been enrolled at the university. “The passing of a young person is always a shocking and heartbreaking event for the community that resides on our campus. During this trying time, we are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers “Hudson said. “As president, I can assure you that maintaining a secure environment for our students and the rest of the campus community is one of my top priorities. A person of interest has been taken into custody, although at this time we do not have access to all of the details.”
According to Hudson, grief counselors are available at the theatre located in the student center. This week at Jackson State is not only finals week, but it is also “High School Day,” which means that potential students are touring the campus. In addition, the Southwest Athletic Conference Championship game for football will be played at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday between the JSU football team and Southern University.