Man arrested for deadly shooting outside Jackson funeral home

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police arrested a man for a deadly shooting that happened outside a funeral home this weekend.

According to investigators, 21-year-old Amei Olugbala has been charged with murder in the death of 25-year-old Walter Hart, Jr.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating a fatality in connection to a shooting at a Jackson funeral home on Saturday evening.

The incident took place at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home on Robinson Street just after 3:00 p.m.

According to JPD Officer Sam Brown, 26-year-old Walter Hart Jr. was shot in the parking lot inside a vehicle during a family dispute.

Police said Hart Jr. was asked to leave the premises and as he was leaving, he began to fire shots at individuals outside. Several shots were fired back, and Hart Jr. was shot in the head.

He was soon found dead at Chuk Stop Food Mart on Robinson Street after succumbing to his gunshot wound.

Police said the suspect(s) are still at large. This is an ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story.

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