JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Two UMMC Police Officers are suspended after a man died just hours after they took him into custody.
Authorities are investigating how the man arrested outside the hospital later died on a Jackson highway.
The victim, Jaylion Jim, 26, was arrested last Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. in front of UMMC for public intoxication and trespassing, according to officials.
After his arrest, Jim somehow ended up on Highway 18. Workers at a nearby gas station along 18 say video surveillance shows a UMMC car on the scene around the same time that Jim first appeared on their footage.
There, Jim was struck by a van and killed. The Hinds Co. Coroner confirms he died from blunt force trauma.