Man dies on Powell Rhodes, Joseph Kelly charged

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Update: 9:20 am

Jackson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting that occurred on Powell Rhodes Drive.

Investigators charged 42-year-old, Joseph Kelly, with murder for the death of 39-year-old, Mario Ledbetter.

Kelly surrendered himself to police shortly after the incident.  The shooting appears to have stemmed from an altercation that occurred moments before, although it still remains unclear as to why.

Kelly remains in custody as he awaits his initial court appearance this morning.

This investigation is ongoing.


Update 5:00 pm

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Mario Ledbetter.


Update 4:00 pm

A crime scene on Powell Street is an active one and emotions are running high. 

Police taped off a large portion of the street.

Family and friends gathered around the area, one person walked up and punched out a back window.

Here is what we know. One male is dead. Police are working to determine a motive and a possible suspect.

This makes nearly 40 homicides in Jackson for the year. 

This is the second murder in two days and Jackson police are trying to find answers to gun violence in the community.


The Jackson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Powell Rhodes Drive.

A man has been confirmed dead on the scene.

According to JPD, there is no motive nor suspect at this time. 

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