Horton Avenue death ruled homicide; victim identified

Horton Avenue death ruled homicide; victim identified

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating after a body was found outside of a home in north Jackson.

According to police, the body was found on Horton Avenue just after 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirmed the identity as 26-year-old Nicholas Boykin.

Originally, Jackson police said there were no apparent signs of trauma to his body. After an autopsy was completed, results revealed that he died from a gunshot wound to the leg.

This is being investigated as a homicide.

Right now, Jackson police have not identified any suspects in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

This investigation is ongoing.

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