Woman shot and killed in her home

Published 7:52 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Vicksburg police are searching for leads in the shooting death of a Vicksburg woman who was killed early Wednesday at a home at 314 Lake Hill Drive.

Lt. Johnnie Edwards said Jasmine Nicole Adams, 25, died from her injury at Merit Health River Region, where she was taken by ambulance.

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Police were called to the home on Lake Hill Drive about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday about a possible home invasion and found Adams lying by the back door in a room adjacent to the carport of the home with an apparent single gunshot wound to the head.

According to police reports, witnesses said Adams, her boyfriend and another person were in the house when someone knocked on the carport door claiming to be the police. Adams’ boyfriend ran down the hall to another room and Adams went to answer the door.

According to the report, the person on the other side of the door kicked the door twice, kicking it in on the second try. As soon as the door opened, the person opened fire, with one bullet hitting Adams. Nobody entered the house from outside.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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