DeAnthony Snell, 23

DeAnthony Snell, 23
A man was shot and killed standing next to this SUV on First Ave. in Jackson.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - DeAnthony Snell, a 23-year-old black man, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, after a drive-by shooting in West Jackson, according to police.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said officers arrived shortly after 3 p.m. to the corner of First Avenue and Prentiss Street to find Snell with a gunshot wound to the head.

Snell died shortly afterward.

Investigators learned that Snell and several others were in the driveway of a home near a parked vehicle when a car -- believed to be a gold Toyota Camry -- passed by and someone inside fired several shots.

Holmes said the suspect is described as a dark-complexioned black male wearing a dark-colored knit cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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