Step-father and step-son identified in Father's Day shooting - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Step-father and step-son identified in Father's Day shooting

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Rocky Burke - Source: JPD Rocky Burke - Source: JPD
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Jackson Police have released the identities of the two men involved in a Father's Day shooting. 

25-year-old, Christian Sullivan was shot in the face by his step-father, 49-year-old Rocky Burke. The shooting took place around 3:06 p.m., on Springridge Drive, near Pear Orchard Road. 

Sullivan was involved in a fight with Burke when Burke got a handgun and shot Sullivan once in the face before fleeing the scene.

Burke was taken into custody after he was captured by police at the corner of County Line Road and Pear Orchard Street. The handgun was recovered from a nearby dumpster.

Burke has been charged with one count of aggravated assault.

He has been booked into the City Jail and he is awaiting an initial court hearing. Sullivan was transported to UMMC and he is listed in critical condition.

There were witnesses at the scene but JPD does not know a motive at this time. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

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