Meridian Police have had their hands full in recent days with multiple shootings and armed robberies.
The latest armed robbery outside of Books-A-Million on Friday night fortunately had a good outcome. No one was seriously injured and the suspects were chased down just minutes later in a nearby shopping center. Police say they arrested 15-year old Robert Edwards and 16-year old Tony Kimble after they robbed a woman at gunpoint. Bond for both suspects has been set at $250,000.
This followed the shooting of civil rights icon Roscoe Jones. Investigators say someone tried to steal Jones car from his front yard in the 2200 block of 9th Avenue on Thursday night. Police say when the suspects weren't able to get away with the car, they shot Jones in the lower back instead. Authorities are still searching for the two suspects, described as black males dressed in hoodies and blue jeans with their faces covered.
Meanwhile, police responded to a total of three armed robberies on Tuesday night. The first happened when police say a 13-year old was jumped by three black males. The victim was not injured. Then, a man received non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the arm at the intersection of 20th Street and 25th Avenue. The third incident Tuesday night happened in the 5200 block of 5th Street when a man was held at gunpoint.
Finally, one of the most shocking cases yet. The shooting of a 10-month old child and a 23-year old mother. Both were shot in the arm while walking through Eastern Gardens on Monday night. Both are now home and recovering. Police later arrested Marvin "Flatnose" Horn and Montrell "G Money" Croft. Bond for each suspect has been set at $1.1 million. Police say more arrests are possible.
If you have any information that can help police, call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.