LeMarcus Jenkins, 27

LeMarcus Jenkins, 27
(Source: WALB)

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - LeMarcus Jenkins, a 27-year-old black man, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after being stabbed in northeast Jackson, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart.

Jackson Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said it took place at approximately 5 p.m. on Windsor Drive near Clinton Circle.

Holmes said when officers arrived, they found Jenkins in the yard with a stab wound to the upper body.

Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Investigators learned that the stabbing happened during a fight between Jenkins and an unidentified man.

Witnesses told police it appeared Jenkins was trying to assault the other individual before he was injured.

Officers detained a 30-year-old man for questioning, but have not filed any charges in the case.

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