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JPD arrests man accused of killing cousin

Police are on the scene at a shooting at Medgar Evers and Marydell.
Police are on the scene at a shooting at Medgar Evers and Marydell.(WLBT)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 2:32 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Marydell and Medgar Evers Boulevard.

Police say 22-year-old Eddie Wright Jr. was shot multiple times by his cousin, Johnathan Clark.

JPD arrested Clark near Poindexter Park detectives say they recovered his gun.

“This is a sad situation for this family,” said Chief James Davis. “When a cousin shoots and kills another cousin, nobody wins. These types of crimes involving family members are very hard to predict or prevent.”

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