One Year After Karma, City Continues Public Nuisance Fight

Empriss Campbell

JACKSON, Tenn. - Just one year ago police were dealing with a chaotic scene at the Karma Ultra Lounge in downtown Jackson.

"The patrol Sergent that first responded told me, 'we've got 10 people shot, and then 15, and then he called back, it's been 19," said Lt. Tyreece Miller of the Jackson Police Department.

The most violent club shooting in Jackson history ended with one man dead, 18 people shot and one woman trampled during the stampede.

Now the club is boarded up, considered a nuisance. Since then a total of three night clubs have been shut down by the City of Jackson.

"I think it has made a huge difference in just the number of police calls for service from our night clubs," said Mayor Jerry Gist.

Jackson Police said they have seen a decrease in night club violence, but businesses must be accountable for their customers.

Travis Steed is charged in the shooting death of LeCarlos Todd. His trial is set for May 21.


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