Arrest Made in JSU Student Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson police have arrested a cousin of Jackson State University student Nolan Ryan Henderson, who was shot to death on Sunday outside an apartment building.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that police charged 25-year-old Jarrod Emerson with murder.

Police said Henderson reportedly was in a fight with several Jackson State football players.

Emerson told investigators that Henderson called and asked him to come over because he'd been
assaulted. They went back and confronted the people.

Police say Emerson allegedly pulled his gun and fired several shots. They say Henderson was shot as the crowd scattered, and ballistics tests found that the bullet from his body matched Emerson's gun.

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  • by Meridian MS Location: Meridian on Mar 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    The following was on the WTOK website article that ran March 25 UNDER COMMENTS.

    Posted by: Damien on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:16 PM

    The Jackson State University football team is responsible for the murder of Nolan Ryan Henderson. He was at a party at a student residential apartment right off campus when he bumped into a football player by accident. After apologizing, the player wouldn't let it go. The team surrounded my brother. He was jumped 3 times and consecutively chased until he was eventually shot in the face. Not one rews report has mentioned the JSU football team. The athletic dept. and football officials held a meeting with the players on yesterday to inform them that if ANYBODY were to say ANYTHING, scholarships were to be revoked, and players would be suspended and/or kicked off the team. The Jackson Police Dept as well as the school officials are not doing their job. This is not fair. I will bring justice to my big brother's case if it's the last thing I ever do on this world. The football team NEEDS to be penalized. The world NEEDS to know about this. We are all screaming justice for Trayvon but then we kill each other? I will not stop. I put this on my life. #JusticeforRyan Everybody please join and help us fight for justice for my friend NOLAN RYAN HENDERSON....WE please help #JUSTICEFORRYAN.....if you google his name information on his case will show..We need more people to know about his situation. He was jumped, chased down and then shot in the face. This was not a thug, but a motivated African American college student. PLEASE HELP TO SPREAD THE WORD TO NEWS STATIONS AND RADIO STATIONS. We need everyone help. Jackson State University Football players played a part in his death, and they are trying to cover for them. PLEASE HELP!!! - Damién Henderson
  • by CP on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    This makes no sense. How is it murder, if his cousin was not trying to kill him. It may be manslaughter, but not murder, unless there is more to the story. What is the University going to do about the football players involved in an off campus fight that lead to this boy's death?
  • by shocked on Mar 29, 2012 at 09:11 AM
    That's one of the saddest things I've ever heard.
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