Family identifies mother of 2 killed in Laurel shooting

Family identifies mother of 2 killed in Laurel shooting
Murder suspect turns himself in to LPD; (Photo Source: LPD)
Murder suspect turns himself in to LPD; (Photo Source: LPD)
Davokiee Ann Jackson (Photo source: Family)
Davokiee Ann Jackson (Photo source: Family)

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - We are learning more details about the woman killed in a shooting Monday night on South 14th Avenue in Laurel.

Family members identified the victim as 24-year-old Davokiee Ann Jackson. The Jones County Coroner's Office confirmed the identity Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect in the shooting, Eric House, turned himself in to Laurel police early Tuesday morning. House, 26, is currently behind bars at the Jones County jail charged with murder.

The spot where Jackson was shot is still surrounded by crime scene tape, but family members stopped by to drop off flowers this morning in remembrance of their lost loved one.

A family member who was at the scene Tuesday was also a witness to the tragic events that unfolded just hours before.

"He took her in front of me," says Fakisha Fenderson. "I did not want to see that. I didn't expect that out of him."

According to Fenderson, Jackson was over Fenderson's house on South 14th Street when House pulled up in a vehicle and blocked her in around 8:45 p.m.

"We seen a vehicle pull up but I didn't know who it was," says Fenderson. "I didn't recognize the vehicle. So, I was like who was that because they didn't get out the car exactly when they stopped and then I walked off and said that's Eric House."

The witness said House shot Jackson several times, and when she fell to the ground, he stood over her and fired again. Jackson was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Fenderson says Jackson and House have two children girls together, both under the age of 5.

"We had plans for mother's day," says Fenderson. "Now, she's gone."

According to family members, Jackson and House were no longer in a relationship at the time of the incident.

"The other day she was at my house," says Fenderson. "She was crying. She was on the phone and she was like 'Eric, I want to be left alone. Why do you keep doing this to me? I just need some space.' He have stated that if he can't have her, nobody's going to have her."

Family members say it's a "sad situation".