Mayoral Candidate Killed By Relative

( – An investigation is ongoing into what appears to be a case of self-defense involving the killing of a former Soso, Mississippi, mayoral candidate. Jason Adam Marshall, 41, was shot and killed by his brother-in-law, Christopher Davis, when he showed up at his ex-wife’s home in the early morning hours of December 27. Davis is married to Marshall’s sister and resides next door to Marshall’s ex-wife, Constance Hope McRae Marshall.

Upon Marshall’s arrival, Davis came outside with an AR-15 and asked him to leave. Marshall refused to go and eventually pulled out a 9mm handgun. Davis reacted by firing his weapon multiple times at Marshall, killing him. According to the Soso Police Department Assistant Police Chief Tyler Hill, Marshall also fired his weapon during the altercation. Marshall’s three children were inside their mother’s home during the shooting.

Marshall and his ex-wife endured a nasty divorce, with Marshall accusing her of making illicit videos and using illegal drugs. A local newspaper reported that the wife told him that she was going to leave and take his kids to Georgia where his parents lived. Marshall served as a volunteer firefighter in Soso in the past but lost the mayoral special election in December. He and his wife shared the home she currently lives in for 12 years before they decided to divorce.

Soso Police Chief Jimmy McCoy told WDAM that Marshall “was a good man,” but that he was “just struggling severely.” He noted that although it appeared that Davis was just defending himself, the results of the investigation will be given to the local district attorney.

Marshall had lost visitation rights to his children in October and was ordered to complete a mental health assessment before he would be allowed to see them again. His ex-wife was given temporary custody and was granted an emergency domestic protection order by a judge. Marshall’s body was taken to a local medical examiner for an autopsy, but the findings have not been released yet.

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