JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 59-year-old man has been identified as the victim shot to death inside a car on Coronet Place Wednesday night.
According to Jackson police, they responded to a vehicle accident call around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found a small white truck that had run off the road and crashed into the yard of a home.
Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot injuries inside of the car. Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart identified the victim as 59-year-old Mack Pope -- Pope later died at the scene. Several holes were observed on the driver’s side of his vehicle.
Witnesses told officers that the victim’s vehicle was stopped in the road a short distance from the accident. A second, light colored vehicle was stopped close by.
Shots were fired and the victim sped down the road crashing a short time later. The suspect’s vehicle followed and several black men were seen running to the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene.
The suspect’s vehicle is only described as a small light colored sedan, possibly white or gold.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477). Cash reward of up to $2,500 is possible if that information leads to an arrest.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update as more information becomes available.