Mack Pope, 59

Mack Pope, 59
Mack Pope crashed into a tree after being shot multiple times; Source: Facebook

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mack Pope, a 59-year-old white man, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, according to Jackson police.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said officers arrived to the scene on Coronet Place and found Pope inside a small white truck that had crashed into someone’s yard.

Pope had been shot multiple times and later died at the scene.

Investigators noted several bullet holes on the driver’s side of the truck.

Witnesses told officers that earlier that evening, two vehicles had stopped in the roadway: Pope’s truck and a light-colored sedan.

After several gunshots could be heard, Pope sped away and crashed a short distance later.

Witnesses said several black males got out of the other vehicle, ran to Pope’s truck, then quickly returned to the other vehicle and sped away.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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