Man charged with murder for shooting on I-20 Frontage Rd.

Updated: Dec. 12, 2019 at 5:14 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man is now behind bars in connection to a shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Police arrested 19-year-old Kenterious Jones. He’s charged with murder and aggravated assault for a shooting that happened on Interstate 20 Frontage Road near Gallatin Street on December 6.

Jorge Velazquez Morales, 29, was killed in the shooting.

According to Jackson police, the victim arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle just after 2:30 a.m.

After arriving at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, police learned that the victim had been shot in the back and pronounced dead.

Police say Morales, along with three others, were inside a vehicle that was shot into near the interstate. Another man who was inside the vehicle also suffered a graze wound and was treated at the hospital and later released.

Police have recovered Jones’ vehicle after serving a search warrant at a south Jackson home. He was located by Jackson Police on Shepwood Dr. and apprehended with assistance from agents of MS Bureau of Narcotics. Additional arrests are expected.

Officials say his arrest is the direct result of the current special operation targeting gun violence in the City of Jackson.

Police said there are no indicators to suggest that this incident is connected to a similar one that happened earlier in the week on Interstate 55 North near Beasley Road.

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