Man Arrested After Deadly Greyhound Bus Shooting

According to reports, a man from Louisiana is facing charges related to the killing of a man from Georgia who was on a bus passing through Mississippi. According to a press release from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), the deadly shooting occurred at 11 pm. as the Greyhound bus was traveling on Highway 10 near Ocean Springs. The suspect was apprehended around hours later, at 3 am on March 25th.

The murder of Jay Jackson (25) of Decatur, Georgia, was perpetrated by Rashad Price, 26, of Slidell, Louisiana.  Price remained in custody without bail in the Jackson County, Mississippi, prison. According to a prison official, Price’s booking paperwork did not indicate whether he had legal representation.

According to local media, the two individuals got into a heated argument. It is claimed that Price then produced a firearm and murdered Jackson.

According to the MBI press release, Price wanted the bus driver to stop so he could exit the bus after the murder. As indicated in the report, the driver proceeded to the closest exit and dialed 911 when Price got off the bus. Everyone else on board was unharmed.

The murder case is now under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, according to Detective Bailey Martin.

Images obtained by local news via gas station workers show the other bus riders waiting in the parking lot with their luggage while Jackson’s body remained on the Greyhound bus.

Around three in the morning on Monday, deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office saw Price fleeing across the highway and took him into custody. He is now being held without bail on murder charges at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

Local media have contacted Greyhound to find out how the weapon got on board, but they have not responded yet.