Suspect arrested after deadly shooting on I-20 Frontage Road

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The Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting early Friday morning that left one man dead and another injured.

UPDATE: 12/12/19 4:53 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man in connection to the shooting death of 29-year-old Jorge Velazquez Morales.

Kenterious Jones is charged with murder and aggravated assault, that lead to Morales’ death and the injury of another last week.

Investigators said Jones’ vehicle was also recovered after serving a search warrant at a south Jackson home.

Investigators said Jones’s arrest is a direct result of the current special operation targeting gun violence in Jackson. He was located by JPD on Shepwood Drive and apprehended with assistance from agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – UPDATE: Jackson Police have identified the victim who was fatally wounded earlier this morning as 29 year-old, Jorge Velazquez Morales.

Morales was the passenger inside a vehicle traveling on Interstate 20 South Frontage Road near Gallatin Street when an unknown individual fired shots into the vehicle.

There is still no known motive or suspects that have been identified in relation to this incident.

This investigation is ongoing.


The Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting early Friday morning that left one man dead and another injured.

Police say the shooting happened just after 2:30 am on I-20 Frontage Road near Gallatin Street.

The victims were riding in a car with two others when it was shot into. One man died as a result of his injuries. Another passenger suffered only a graze wound.

The victim was brought to the hospital by a car. Its unclear if he died at the hospital or at the scene.

Police currently do not have a suspect or a motive in the shooting.

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