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Jessie Brown


January 23, 1965, Jessie Brown, the African-American victim, was shot and killed by his employer, Reese Marion Gipson, the subject, in Gipson’s home in Winona, Mississippi. The subject told a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputy that the victim had become intoxicated and attacked the subject with an ice pick, whereupon the subject shot him in self-defense. The victim sustained a fatal shotgun wound to the stomach. Gipson was arrested for shooting the victim and  the incident was investigated by a local district attorney. No charges were ever presented to the local grand jury.

Incident Date
Case Name
Jessie Brown
Industry Code(s)
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Case Document
Jessie Brown - Notice to Close File   [BROWN_2_EDIT_OCR, ]
Updated May 4, 2017