Duo arrested for Louisville murder

Louisville police charged Joseph Crawford with second-degree murder. | Source: Louisville Police Department

Updated - Investigators say a witness lied about a fatal shooting that happened in late-September in Louisville.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 12:26 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2020 2:41 PM

Updated Oct. 13, 10:29 a.m.

Investigators charged Joseph Crawford, 40, with second-degree murder.


Louisville police charged Sherica Keyune Smith with accessory after the fact to murder. | Source: Louisville Police Department

Investigators charged Crawford’s wife, 28-year-old Sherica Keyune Smith, with accessory after the fact to murder.

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LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Investigators say a witness lied about a fatal shooting that happened in late-September in Louisville.

The shooting happened on the morning of Sept. 26 at an address on Mill Street.

The victim, 33-year-old Markevius Jordan, later died at a hospital in Jackson.

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Officers were initially told the shooting happened during an armed robbery attempt involving a masked individual, dressed in all-black clothing.

According to Louisville police, the witness told investigators he refused to give the “robber” his wallet.

The witness said he and the “robber” fought over a handgun and the gun fired a bullet that wounded Jordan, according to police.

Local and state investigators later determined the witness and his wife fabricated the robbery story, police say.

Investigators determined the witness had suffered deep depression and suicidal thoughts. Police say Jordan tried to take the handgun from the witness when the gun wounded Jordan.

The witness admitted he tossed the handgun in a creek in Madison County, investigators say. A dive team found a handgun on Oct. 8, and investigators are working to determine if the gun found is the same gun used in the shooting.

Both the witness and his wife face charges in the case.

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