Man shot to death in Ridgewood Rd. drive-by shooting identified; woman also injured

Published: Aug. 20, 2019 at 1:52 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man was shot to death while driving on Ridgewood Road in Jackson early Monday morning. The shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m.

Jackson police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Earnest Myers Jr.

Police say Myers Jr. was in a fight with another man several minutes before the shooting and, as he drove down Ridgewood Road, shots were fired into the vehicle he was driving -- allegedly by that same man.

Investigators have information on the alleged suspect and are working to verify his identity.

Officers responded to the crash where a small SUV had left the road and hit a tree in the yard of a home there.

Inside the car, officers found the victim who had been shot. He was pronounced dead on scene.

A woman was also in the car with minor injuries from the crash. She was transported to the hospital.

As officers were investigating, they learned that a second vehicle was following the small SUV and shot into their vehicle.

The suspect in the second vehicle was believed to have gotten into some kind of fight with the victim not far from where they crashed, just minutes before the shooting.

This investigation is ongoing.

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