Police ID victim, suspect in Sunday morning homicide
JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson police have identified the man killed Sunday morning at a west Jackson gas station as 18-year-old Isaiah Day.
Police say Day, of Jackson, was in a vehicle investigators believe Eugene Richmond, 35, of Memphis, had stolen Sunday morning.
Police say Richmond is believed to have stolen a car around 7 a.m. in Memphis, but Day was not involved in the car theft.
Investigators say Richmond was driving the vehicle and Day was a passenger in the car when they stopped in the parking lot of a business on Hollywood Drive around 9:20 a.m.
Investigators say Richmond shot Day as he exited the vehicle before driving north on Hollywood in the stolen car.
Officers later recovered the stolen vehicle at a rest area off Interstate 40 in Madison County.
Investigators believe Richmond stole a second vehicle around 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a business on North Highland Avenue.
Police responded around 1 p.m. Sunday to a report of an armed person committing a theft at Furniture World on Commerce Center Circle.
Employees had confronted a man attempting to a steal a vehicle in the parking lot.
The man, later identified as Richmond, was armed with a handgun and was arrested by Jackson police. Police say the vehicle stolen in Jackson was found in the parking lot.
Police expect Richmond to face murder charges and charges related to the attempted vehicle theft.
He is expected to appear in court Wednesday.
Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the homicide and why Richmond was in Jackson.
Richmond has previous convictions in Shelby County for aggravated assault and voluntary manslaughter in 2001, auto burglary in 2008, 2009 and 2016, and auto burglary and theft in 2015.
Anyone with additional information on the shooting or thefts is asked to call the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477).