Deonta McGee, 20

Deonta McGee, 20

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Deonta McGee, a 20-year-old black man, died Friday, May 11, 2018, after a shooting on Queen Mary Lane, according to the Jackson Police Department.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said shortly after 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the scene and discovered McGee suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Paramedics transported McGee to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators said a witness told them McGee had been walking in the area when he encountered another man, later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Devon Thompson.

After the two briefly talked, the witness said Thompson shot McGee.

Thompson later surrendered to police and has since been charged with murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call JPD at (601) 960-1234. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-8477.

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