Man arrested in Wear Avenue fatal shooting - - Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS 03/23/09

Man arrested in Wear Avenue fatal shooting

By David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man is in jail, charged in a murder that happened in west Jackson Monday morning. The shooting occurred around 11:00 on Wear Avenue near Boling Street.  

When police arrived they found McArthur Hackett, 35, lying in a driveway. Police say he was shot once in the chest and once in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later in the day, police arrested Roderick Floyd, 29, of Jackson and charged him with murder. Floyd also faces additional charges of being a convicted felon with a firearm.  

Police believe Hackett was also armed. They discovered a handgun near his body.

Several eyewitnesses who were at the scene when the shooting happened helped police in their investigation.

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