JACKSON, Tenn. — Union University guard Tyree Boykin earned his third Gulf South Conference freshman of the week honor. In three games last week he averaged close to 16 points per game, while registering seven steals and four assists.

Up next, Boykin and the Bulldogs will take on Shorter University Thursday at 8 p.m.

JACKSON, Tenn. –Union University’s  Chelsey Shumpert just keeps getting accomplishment after accomplishment.  For the eighth time, this season Shumpert was named the Gulf South Conference player of the week, along with her third Tennessee Sports Writers Association player of the week honor. She finds herself second in Division II in scoring with just under 25 points per game.

Shumpert and the Lady Bulldogs return to action this Thursday against Shorter University at 6 p.m.

JACKSON, Tenn.-A police presence in east Jackson late Tuesday evening with officers on the scene at Peabody and First Streets.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News found out about this story thanks to a 7 News tipster who called the newsroom around 9 p.m.
Our crews found Jackson police outside a home in the 100 block of Peabody near First Street. Two unmarked police cars were also there.

Metro narcotics officers told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they were carrying out a search warrant. Jackson police told us they are not commenting at this time.

Stay with us on air and online for the latest developments.

BENTON, KY — Police have identified two teenagers who were killed in a school shooting in rural Kentucky.

The suspect was taken into custody.

The shooting happened in the town of Benton, which is about 2 and half hours north of Jackson, in Marshall County, Kentucky. The shooting occurred just as the school day was set to begin. Investigators combed through the crime scene where at least two students were killed and another dozen injured, when police say a fellow student opened fire inside the school.

Police say it was 3 minutes to 8 a.m., Tuesday morning when the 15-year-old student entered Marshall County High School, armed with a handgun and started shooting.

The first call to 911 came only two minutes later, and in just 7 minutes first responders had arrived. The most severely injured students were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

“We received five patients. All males ranging in age from 15 to 18. We had three injuries – gunshot wounds to the head,” trauma leader at Vanderbilt Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Oscar Guillamondegui said.

In all, 19 students were injured, 14 wounded, and 2 of them killed. Kentucky State Police said Bailey Holt, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene and Preston Cope, 15, died after being rushed to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Students inside the school say they thought a fight had broken out in the halls and many did not take cover.

“I was sitting in the library and there is a Plexiglas wall behind me,” a Marshall County student explained. “It sounded like there was a fight. I took off my headphones and turned around and everyone was running. I saw the flashes of the gun shot by that time I was running.”

As word of the shooting spread, parents panicked about the fate of their children. “The part that’s bad is because, you don’t know. You have no idea and that’s the worst, you know… not knowing is my child OK? and it’s bad. It’s horrible,” A concerned parent said. The unidentified suspect, a 15-year-old male is now in police custody. Investigators believe he acted alone.

The investigation is being conducted by FBI and the Kentucky State Police. Police say five of the shooting victims are still in critical condition as of Tuesday night. The accused shooter has been charged with murder and attempted murder, there’s no word yet on a possible motive.

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.– A man has been indicted on federal charges after agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a home in west Madison County last November.

According to court documents, Melvin Melendez-Garcia was indicted in U.S. District Court under updated charges Monday following his original November 2017 indictment.

Court documents say drugs and more than a dozen guns were found inside the home on Lane Road in Huntersville.
Melendez has previously been arrested for immigration violations, and admitted to investigators that the guns found in the home were his, according to court documents.

He is scheduled to return to court January 30.

JACKSON, Tenn. — North Side Lady Indians fall to Adamsville at home, 75-47.

JACKSON, Tenn. — North Side takes down Adamsville, 74-55.

JACKSON, Tenn. — TCA blows out Madison, 82-28.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Sacred Heart starts fast and hangs on to take down USJ, 63-59.

JACKSON, Tenn. — USJ Lady Bruins defeated Sacred Heart, 66-14.

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