• Bassmaster Opens angler shot to death at Mississippi motel

    Reported by Bassmaster.com

    JACKSON, Miss. — James “Jimmy” Johnson, a 56-year-old B.A.S.S. angler competing in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir this week, was shot to death Sunday night at a motel in Jackson, police confirmed.
    Jackson Police Department spokesperson Colendula Green said Johnson of Ganado, Texas, was fatally shot at the Motel 6 at 7145 Interstate Hwy. 55 North in Jackson, where he and his wife were staying during the tournament. Police received the call at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    The MOBASS Officers and the entire Membership extend condolences to friends and family of Jimmy Johnson and the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation
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