Tragedy as Mississippi man in wheelchair shoots 3 generations of his family

Maurice Forte, is accused of murdering his grandmother, mother and sister (Image Source: Jackson Police Department)

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, is reeling after a triple murder over the weekend. Police received a 911 call about someone being held against their will at a home. When they arrived, they were confronted by Maurice Forte, 22, who was in a wheelchair, and told them that he shot somebody.

Family members  Kyisha Wofford, 26,Eddie Mae Wofford, 67,  and Miyuki Wofford, 49,murdered by Maurice Forte(not pictured) (Image Source: Victims Facebook/Eddie Wofford)

Upon entering the home and going to the backyard, officers found three women dead. The  victims were identified as Eddie Mae Wofford, 67, Miyuki Wofford, 49, and Kyisha Wofford, 26; they were the grandmother, mother and sister of Forte. Family members say Kyisha Wofford may have been pregnant when she was murdered by her brother.

Forte was taken in for questioning  by police and eventually charged with three counts of homicide for killing his family members. According to WLBT-News, neighbors were shocked by the murders. One neighbor, Jerla West, stated to the media, “Don’t no one know what’s going on behind closed doors. You gotta whole family that’s destroyed. … He wiped out three generations, three generations; grandmother, mother and sister.”

He is currently being held without bond and is awaiting a court appearance. Police have not determined what led to the shooting.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.