Man arrested after ‘verbal altercation’ turns deadly in Jackson

James Hyatt
James Hyatt(Jackson Police Department)
Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 6:19 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man was arrested for shooting another man with intent multiple times in Jackson on February 3.

According to the Jackson Police Department, officers responded to the incident at the 3000 block of Ilano Drive. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in a yard with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man, whose identity was not mentioned, later succumbed to his injuries.

JPD was able to apprehend the suspect, 31-year-old James Hyatt, near the crime scene and recover the murder weapon.

Jackson police says the shooting stemmed from a “verbal altercation” between the two individuals.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Jackson Police Department at (601) 960-12334.

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