Eric Gilmer, 26

Eric Gilmer, 26
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Eric Gilmer, a 26-year-old black male, died Thursday, June 21, after a stabbing incident at a north Jackson apartment complex, according to Jackson police.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Gilmer had been stabbed once in the upper part of his chest at the Trails at Northpointe Apartments.

Gilmer's fiancee, 23-year-old Nikia Alexis Wilson has been charged with murder in the case.

Wilson's family said the two were involved in "horseplay" when the stabbing took place.

Investigators have not yet released a motive.

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