September 24, 2021

Jackson police work 2 overnight homicides Thursday and Friday

Therese Apel

A Jackson Police Department car

Jackson Police Department is looking into two fatal overnight shootings.

According to Public Information Officer Sam Brown, the first shooting took place at Lynch Street and Highway 80. A man was shot multiple times and died of his injuries after he had reached Merit Health. No motive or suspect information are available on this shooting yet.

The Hinds County Coroner identified the victim as Christopher Johnson, 28.

The second investigation is in regards to a shooting that happened just after midnight Friday morning. Police said 39-year-old Timothy White was shot in the head and died at 4901 McWillie Drive. Police are still gathering information on the suspect and the motive.

If you have information on either of these shootings, please contact Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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