Murderer gets away after shooting man in the head in Horn Lake

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HORN LAKE, Miss. -- Theresa Southgate turned to God as her son's body was taken away in a hearse.

"God, please receive my son. Father, he is in your hands now."

Twenty-nine-year-old Edroy James Ballard, Jr., was found shot to death in front of a home in Horn Lake off Santa Fe Circle.

Neighbors say the man who pulled the trigger was working on a car parked out front when the two men started arguing.

Ballard's father, Edroy Senior, says his son was in the neighborhood visiting his brother.

"Dude got mad, he and my son had some words. When my son didn't want to argue son was fixing to go in the house when dude shot him in the head."

That man got away, and left Ballard for dead.

Family members and friends swarmed the neighborhood. They couldn't believe the news. Police tape separated them from the place Ballard's body was found, just in front of the townhouse.

Ballard's fiance collapsed in a car nearby. They were set to be married in two weeks.

Ballard's mother says whoever killed her son, left his 4-year-old son fatherless.

"He has a son! And we have to go tell that baby this his daddy is not coming back," she cried out.

Neighbors say it's been a long time since something like this happened in their neighborhood. They are all praying for the family.

Again, Southgate prayed, "Take your wings, son. Fly baby."

If you have any information about this shooing, call Horn Lake Police at 662-393-6174.


  • gary

    Ain’t no end in sight ,these killers hitting every city and small towns all over America ,need to build a super prison in Mexico and send anyone affiliated with a gang or convicted more than three times of a felony there for life no parole.

    • 1midtownmike

      Not a bad idea………Mexico could use the revenue and there would be less overcrowding in The USA. It would definitely send out the message to gang bangers that 3 strikes is a joke…..your first killing means life behind bars…….period.

      • Randall Flagg

        An incredibly stupid idea, actually. Why would they want our trash? They have enough problems with their own criminals. The American mentality never ceases to astound.

      • donthidebehindurscreen

        I think it’s more along the lines of putting them in a place where they’re not getting a better criminal education and to sit around playing Playstation all day or threatening to starve yourself to death if you don’t get it! You obviously don’t understand how comfortable these repeat offenders get and if you sent them to live in the dirt and rat infested prisons I think 1. it would deter repeat offenders and 2. actually make them feel the torture they have caused others around them. But I think they should all be made to learn a trade that could help them become a productive citizen rather than branding them as a felon and holding them down. It goes both ways!

    • ensheslovely10

      If the killers is hitting every town in America then something else must be going on. For instant most people have been microchip, crime pays for the wealthy, many people have been targeted to commit crimes, to keep us busy from finding out the truth those in Hollywood, the politicial world in Washington and the foreign surveillance teams are commiting these crimes through mind control. The real perpetrators hide behind cctvs, microchip, and remote viewing.

  • ashuna

    Why he had to go like this.
    I miss him so much. My heart is broken and I am only 9 years old awl I’m asking is why did my uncle have to go

    Who ever killed him just know you going to jail :(

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