April shooting death of Jackson man ruled homicide, coroner says

April shooting death of Jackson man ruled homicide, coroner says
DeShun Ferrell

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The death of a 26-year-old Jackson man months ago has been ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart.

Stewart said DeShun Ferrell died of a gunshot wound to the head.

JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Ferrell was found in the 1400 block of Ellis Avenue on April 8 and a firearm was found at the scene. Initially, investigators treated the case as a “death pending" investigation because it was not clear if the injury was self-inflicted and the department was waiting on autopsy results.

Holmes now says the case is being investigated as a homicide and anyone with information on the case should contact Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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