Jackson police investigate third murder of 2019

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)-We’re hardly a full week into the new year and there’s been three murders in the city of Jackson.

One person was killed on West Pearl Street, another on Palmyra Street, and now on
First Avenue.

Police don’t have a lot to go on but say the latest murder appears to be a drive-by shooting on First Avenue. Witnesses saw a gold car, possibly a Toyota Camry speed by with someone firing shots.

Police mark the crime scene including shell casings on First Avenue.
Police say it happened around 3 p.m.

“The only information that we have at this point is that there was a vehicle traveling east on First Avenue
and a black male reached from that vehicle from the passenger side and fired multiple shots striking this
individual,” said Sgt. Roderick Holmes with the Jackson Police Department.

The 23-year-old man was shot in the head near this SUV which was hit at least once.
Police have very limited details on the actual suspect.

“A black male, he had on some type of cap made of a skull cap or something, but we don’t have a description other than that on a suspect,” said Sgt. Holmes.

Neighbors are stunned at what happened. They want answers.

“I hate it happened,” said Terrel Jackson, a neighbor. “I’ve been staying here for a couple of years, for this to happen is just crazy.”

Now they have taken people in for questioning, but so far no one has been arrested.

The victim’s name also has not been released. Police are continuing to investigate.

As for the murders on Palmyra and West Pearl streets, those haven’t been solved either.
If you have any information on any of these crimes, call Crimes Stoppers.

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