JPD identifies body found at Battlefield Park

JPD identifies body found at Battlefield Park
Police at Battlefield Park (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department is investigating after a body was found at a park.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Jeffery Downs, Jr.

Police arrived at the scene at Battlefield Park, off of West Porter Street, around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

It’s unclear how the victim was shot or what the circumstances around his death may be.

JPD officials say they are investigating the death as a homicide.

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