UPDATE:

Jackson police said they arrested Jonathan Clark in connection to the shooting death of his cousin, Eddie Wright Jr.

Clark was arrested near Poindexter Park. Detectives said they recovered a gun during the arrest.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a person was shot and killed Thursday afternoon.

Police said the shooting happened on Marydell Street near Northside Drive around 1:30 p.m. They said Jonathan Clark shot and killed his cousin, 22-year-old Eddie Wright Jr.

“This is a sad situation for this family. When a cousin shoots and kills another cousin, nobody wins. These types of crimes involving family members are very hard to predict or prevent,” said Police Chief James Davis.

Police said they are still searching for Clark. If anyone has information on his whereabouts, contact Jackson police at 601-960-1234 or Crime Stoppers at at 601-355-TIPS(8477).