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Woman accused of shooting man in head at fast-food restaurant

Jackson police are investigating the city’s latest homicide. 46-year-old Robert Earl McGowan Jr was identified as the victim. The suspect was also identified as 28-year-old Dominique Champion and was arrested without incident.Officers were called about 9 a.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Ellis Avenue, authorities said. Police taped off an area of Ellis Avenue at the Krystal restaurant, where a witness said McGowan was found shot to death.RELATED: Police department holds a conflict resolution class aimed to prevent violent crime”Only thing I heard was about four gunshots back to back,” said Alfred Barnett, who lives nearby. “Once I looked over, I saw the man laying on the ground, so I went all the way over and looked at him.”Barnett said there was a lot of blood. The Hinds County coroner said the victim had been shot once in the head. McGowan died on the sidewalk in front of the fast-food restaurant.Cassandra Patrick said McGowan who was shot was her cousin. According to Patrick, police told her that her cousin walked up to someone in a car at the drive-thru and was shot.Champion has been charged with Capital Murder and Drive by shooting. Drugs may have been a factor of the suspect’s action, according to police. Jackson police have investigated 60 homicides so far this year.

Jackson police are investigating the city’s latest homicide. 46-year-old Robert Earl McGowan Jr was identified as the victim. The suspect was also identified as 28-year-old Dominique Champion and was arrested without incident.

Hinds County Detention Center

Dominique Champion charged with murder

Officers were called about 9 a.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Ellis Avenue, authorities said.

Police taped off an area of Ellis Avenue at the Krystal restaurant, where a witness said McGowan was found shot to death.

RELATED: Police department holds a conflict resolution class aimed to prevent violent crime

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“Only thing I heard was about four gunshots back to back,” said Alfred Barnett, who lives nearby. “Once I looked over, I saw the man laying on the ground, so I went all the way over and looked at him.”

Barnett said there was a lot of blood. The Hinds County coroner said the victim had been shot once in the head. McGowan died on the sidewalk in front of the fast-food restaurant.

Cassandra Patrick said McGowan who was shot was her cousin. According to Patrick, police told her that her cousin walked up to someone in a car at the drive-thru and was shot.

Champion has been charged with Capital Murder and Drive by shooting. Drugs may have been a factor of the suspect’s action, according to police.

Jackson police have investigated 60 homicides so far this year.