Marquis Alexander, 26

Marquis Alexander, 26
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Marquis Alexander, a 26-year-old black male, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, after a shooting at a Jackson apartment complex, according to police.

JPD Detective Colendula Green said the shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at MidSouth Apartments on Elton Road.

Green said officers originally responded after a report of shooting with intent. When they arrived, investigators walked into one of the apartments and found Alexander with a single gunshot wound.

It’s unclear if Alexander died before or after police arrived.

Officers took 31-year-old Walter Parker into custody in connection with Alexander’s death and have since charged him with one count of murder.

Parker is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

The motive in the case has not yet been released.

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