James Gates, 39

James Gates, 39

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - James Gates, a 39-year-old black man, died Monday, May 21, 2018, after a shooting at an apartment complex, according to Jackson police.

JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes said the shooting happened at Pine Ridge Gardens on Rebel Wood Drive on May 20.

When officers responded to the scene, they found Gates suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Two days after Gates was shot, investigators arrested 15-year-old Javon Nicholas.

Nicholas remains in custody without bond on a murder charge.

Detectives have not released a motive in the killing.

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