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Arrest Made in Holiday Inn Express Shooting

May 11, 2020

BYRAM, MS – The Byram Police Department has arrested Willie Roy Robinson (44 y/o from Satinwood Dr, Jackson), for shooting his estranged girlfriend at the Holiday Inn Express in Byram.

Just after 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020, Byram Police Officers responded to reports of a possible active shooter at the Holiday Inn Express located on the West Frontage Road in Byram. Officers arrived to find a female that had been shot multiple times. The victim was able to identify Robinson as the assailant. Robinson fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers, but later turned himself in to Byram Police Detectives. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Owners of the Holiday Inn Express continue to work with Byram Police Detectives to assure their guests that this was an isolated incident and guests and employees are safe.

Robinson was booked and transported to the Raymond Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder and Kidnapping. Additional charges may be filed. Robinson is being held with no bond awaiting his initial appearance in Byram Municipal Court.

Willie Roy Robinson
Willie Roy Robinson


COVID-19 Resources

There is a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 virus. Here a couple of informational links to legitimate sources to better help you decide what is truth and what is nothing more than hypothetical fear-mongering.

Governor Reeves’ Executive Order 1466 Effective Through April 20, 2020

FEMA has setup a Coronavirus Rumor Control website

The Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Information Site

Mississippi Department of Health COVID-19 Resources


Lunch for Kids

The Byram Police Department continues to work with Vowell’s Supermarket to serve our families in Byram that are affected by school closures related to the COVID-19 epidemic and may have school-aged children at home alone during the day and can not travel to the schools to pick up meals. If you have school-aged children at home alone during this time and would like a meal delivered to them during the day, please complete the below form to let us know. Someone will follow-up with you to confirm the details and Uniformed officers in marked patrol cars will deliver meals and check in on your kids during the middle of the day. At this time, we are only able to serve families in the City of Byram.

Shop online at Vowell’s

Number of Children

If you have any questions, you may contact us at (601) 372-7747.


Updated Website

We are updating our website and adding new features to make sure that we are able to serve our community through the COVID-19 epidemic. Several new forms have been added to allow folks to communicate directly to the police department to make simple requests, such as asking for extra patrols and reporting suspicious behavior, and request police reports. Be sure to check out our website for further updates at