Office of the Mayor - Aug. 7, 2019
Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement about the shooting outside Hanes Mall on Aug. 6:
"On behalf of our entire city, I offer sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Julius Randolph Sampson Jr. Please be assured that the city is fully investigating this terrible tragedy. While we are uncertain as to the totality of the crime, please be assured that we will investigate all aspects of the persons involved and take any and all appropriate action as a result of the investigation."