Police investigating double stabbing, shooting at Holiday ApartmentsPublished 12:00am Saturday, August 11, 2012
NATCHEZ — Police are investigating an incident at Holiday Apartments in which a security guard reportedly stabbed two trespassers and a passer-by was shot during a retaliation attempt.
Natchez Police Detective Jerry Ford said 63-year-old security guard Amos Speight asked Jamarius Jackson, 18, 617 East Stiers Lane, and Justin McGuire, 23, 601 Old Washington Road, Apt. 5-E, to leave at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday because the two men are banned from the apartments.
Ford said Jackson reportedly got in Speight’s face and was attempting to assault him when Speight pulled out a knife and reportedly stabbed Jackson.
McGuire then reportedly tried to jump Speight, and Speight stabbed him.
Ford said Jackson was taken to Natchez Community Hospital. As of Friday evening, Ford said Jackson was still at the hospital recovering from surgery he had to treat the stab wound.
McGuire was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center from Natchez Regional Medical Center. Ford said he does not know McGuire’s current condition.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., Ford said, an unknown person was attempting to shoot at Speight’s apartment at Holiday Apartments when Shawanda Bacon, 38, was hit in the leg by a stray bullet. Bacon was treated at the hospital for the gunshot wound.
Speight was unharmed, Ford said.
No charges have been filed yet, Ford said. He said Jackson and McGuire will be charged with trespassing and simple assault.
Ford said police are looking into the possibility of self defense for Speight.
Ford said he does not believe the apartment complex has security cameras.