McCluer Road shooting victim identified; JPD still on the hunt for suspect

This is Jackson’s 62nd homicide

Deadly McCluer Road shooting

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Shots rang out in a south Jackson neighborhood and the death toll has risen due to violence in the Capital City.

Police say a fight led to gunfire and they need help finding the killer.

Jackson police are on the hunt for a gunman accused of shooting a man in a home on McCluer Road fleeing the scene in a car that drove west down the roadway.

Officers were called to the home shortly around 8:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call of shots fired.

Man shot on McCluer Road; Source: WLBT
Man shot on McCluer Road; Source: WLBT

Investigators say two men were arguing when one opened fire.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart identifies the victim as 31-year-old Orlando Coleman.

“My preliminary examination determined two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and one to the arm,” said Grisham-Stewart. “He was in one of the front rooms of the house.”

JPD Interim Chief James Davis said a man was seen running from the home after the shooting, but someone at the house may be able to identify the killer.

"We believe there was a witness inside of this home that witnessed all of this, this encounter with those two individuals inside the home," said Davis.

Man shot on McCluer Road; Source: WLBT
Man shot on McCluer Road; Source: WLBT

Call Jackson police at 601-960-1234 or Crimestoppers at 601-355-TIPS if you have any information that can lead to an arrest in this case.

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