2 facing charges in shooting on County Line Road

2 facing charges in shooting on County Line Road


RIDGELAND — Two Jackson men have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at County Line and Ridgewood after an argument at a nearby business last week.

Larry Ian Knight, 25, of Jackson, faces an aggravated assault charge and a charge of contempt of court.

Lillian Johnson, 22, of Jackson, was also arrested and faces a charge of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault.

Ridgeland Police Lt. Brian Myers said the arrests come in connection with an incident reported at 10:06 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Units responded to 911 calls about shots fired near the intersection of Ridgewood Road and County Line Road, Myers said. 

Responding officers met with a subject who advised that he was leaving Beyond Therapy in Ridgeland where he was involved in a disagreement in the parking lot with the alleged shooter and a female driver of the suspect vehicle which was described as a silver sedan.

Both parties reportedly left Beyond Therapy and turned south onto Ridgewood Road. As the two parties turned west onto County Line Road the male suspect fired several shots from the passenger seat of the silver sedan in the direction of the unidentified victim.

“No one was injured in the assault,” Myers said. “Investigators promptly responded and began interviewing witnesses and gathering any evidence available.”

The driver was quickly identified as Johnson and Knight has been identified as the shooter. Both suspects were arrested in Jackson at the Forest Ridge Apartments on Beasley Road later that afternoon, officials said.

“Special thanks to the Jackson Police Department for their cooperation in the arrests,’ Myers said.

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