Meridian's Fourth Homicide Under Investigation

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Meridian police early Saturday morning responded to the second murder in Meridian in less than twenty-four hours.

The latest incident took place Saturday at Highway Village Public Housing Complex located at 506 Front Street Extension. The victim is identified as
28-year-old Stanley Mason, a resident of the complex.

Officials were called to the scene after a caller told a 911 dispatcher that a person had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the victim's body lying in front of one of the housing units. It appears he died of gunshot wounds.

Detectives are in the process of determining whether there are any connections to another homicide that took place around 10:30 Friday morning. 29-year-old Jerome Hearn, of Meridian, was killed in that shooting. He was found in a car parked in front of a vacant house in the 2300 block of 25th Avenue. Meridian police say, at this time, there is no hard evidence to suggest the Mason homicide is a direct retaliation for Hearn.

Authorities ask that anyone who may have any information concerning either homicide to contact authorities at 601-485-1893 or Crimestoppers.


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  • by Give Me a Break on Nov 3, 2009 at 09:12 AM
    To Ella? Every time someone can't spell does that mean they are ignorant???
  • by Ella Location: Meridian on Nov 1, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    Look people! everytime someone is murdered it does not mean that it was drug related! Wheather it was drug related or not, it's a tragedy! My prayers goes out to the family!
  • by mark moore Location: Nelsonville, Ohio on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:23 AM
    Iam very concerned reading about meridian. My ex took my only daughter to meridian (ran-off). Havent seen her since May,i loose sleep over this, are the people of Meridian safe, I hope and pray that the police are doing what ever it takes to keep the town safe. Jean Birmingham and Kaitlynn Moore may God be with you and keep you safe. I still love you
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:41 PM
    That is the problem, too many people have guns. Everyone needs to put them down and pick up the good book. This was not his intention for the world. When are we going to let this go and love one another. To the family of the victims, you are in my heart and prayers.
  • by WAKE UP MERIDIAN Location: MERIDIAN on Oct 31, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    WAKE UP MERIDIAN!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND. THERE ARE DRUGS AND GANGS. TOO MANY OF YOU ARE BEING KILLED! GET YOU SELF WITH GOD AND NOT THE STREETS!!!
  • by Stephen Location: Alabama on Oct 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Take cover Meridian! Lock up your children and get a gun if you don't aleady own one.
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