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Valero Shooting



PIO NUMBER:              2020-01-26 

CASE NUMBER:           20-03590 

DATE OF INCIDENT:    01-26-2020 

TIME OF INCIDENT:    Approximately 2:32 a.m. 

LOCATION:                   1433 U.S. Highway 61 North, TUNICA, MS  37686 (Valero) 

VICTIM(S):                    Tyrone Williams 

SUSPECT(S):                 Martrevious Sanders, Eric Brandon, Jr., and Jernard Black 





On early Sunday Morning, January 26, 2020, at approximately 0232 Hours, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office received information, via radio, advising of shots fired in the area Valero, located at 1433 U.S. Highway North, in Tunica, Mississippi. Just seconds later, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office, Communications Center, received an E-911 call pertaining to this shooting. 


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office, Communications Center, dispatched/relayed this information to the Town of Tunica Police Department Officers and Sheriff's Office Deputies. 


A Town of Tunica Police Officer, while on routine patrol, heard what he believed to be gunshots coming from this area (Delta Street and U.S. Highway 61, near Valero) turned onto Delta Avenue, in route to Valero, he was confronted by two (2) individuals running toward his patrol unit. One (1) of these individuals varnished a firearm toward the officer and was shot once by the officer. 


On arrival at Valero, Deputies located one (1) individual, inside the business that had been shot several times. The Communications Center dispatched Pafford Ambulance Service and the Tunica Volunteer Fire Department First Responders to the scene.  


This individual (Tyrone Williams, Black Male, Age 21, of 2669 Kirby Road, Apartment # 1203) was treated on the scene and later transported by Pafford Ambulance Service to Region One (The Med) in Memphis, Tennessee.  


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office Investigators have obtained following warrants on the following individuals; 


  1. Eric Brandon, Jr. (AKA: Bubba) of 1035 U Street, Tunica, MS - Accessory 
  1. Jernard Black (AKA: Nard) of 2100 Riverview Drive Apt. B-8, Robinsonville,MS - armed robbery and attempted murder 
  1. Martrevious Sanders (AKA: Blue) of 944 Nellie Johnson Drive, Tunica, MS - aggravated assault 

These individuals are considered armed and dangerous. 


The individual involved in the incident on Delta Street in the Town of Tunica, was also treated on the scene and later transported to Baptist Desoto Medical Center, by Pafford Ambulance Service. 


At the request of Mayor and Chief of Police, of the Town of Tunica, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office will conduct the investigation of the shooting of the individual, at Valero; and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations will conduct the investigation of the officer involved shooting, that occurred on Delta Street in the Town of Tunica. 


The name and condition of the individual and officer, involved in the incident that occurred on Delta Street, in the Town of Tunica, are not being released by the Tunica County Sheriff's Office, due to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations being the primary investigating agency on this case. 


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office request the media outlets to show their viewers the video of the shooting and the photographs of the above-named individuals. 


The Tunica County Sheriff, K. C. Hamp, Sr., ask anyone with information pertaining to this incident please contact the Sheriff's Office at 662-363-1411 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the Tunica County Crime Stoppers at 662-910-0400. 

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