Police identify man shot to death in Jackson

Police identify man shot to death in Jackson
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson police investigators have identified a man that was killed last week.

Detectives say 44-year-old Jonathan Thornton was shot to death just after 6:30 p.m. on Magnolia Street in Jackson.

The shooting possibly stemmed from an earlier altercation, investigators say.

One neighbor, who lives directly across from the victim, said they heard two gunshots and looked out their window and saw a man drop to the ground.

According to this neighbor, the victim was possibly carrying grocery bags. He was standing near his white Mercedes when he was shot.

A second neighbor said they constantly hear gunshots in the area.

Police say the suspect fled the scene after the shooting and remains on the loose.

If you have any information on the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.

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