Man shot and killed while driving on I-55 in Jackson


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened on I-55 near Beasley Road. The shooting happened around 1:00 a.m. on Monday.

Investigators said the victim was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-55 when his vehicle veered to the right and collided with a barrier. Paramedics, who were already in the area, aided the victim. They learned the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim, 19-year-old Jauan Tolbert, was taken to the hospital. He later died from his injuries.

Police said a shot was fired into Tolbert’s car. They believe the shot was fired from an unknown vehicle traveling in the same area as the victim.

If you know anything about the deadly shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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