February 19, 2022

Jackson police probe Saturday fatal shooting

Therese Apel

Jackson police car at a scene

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police say Erik Barnes, 31, was shot at St Charles Street and Wacaster Street. Barnes was transported to tbe University of Mississippi Medical Center by American Medical Response and rushed into surgery with life threatening injuries. Authorities say during the preliminary investigation no motive was given.

The Homicide Unit has been informed by the Hinds County Coroner that Erik Barnes succumbed to his injuries during surgery.

The Jackson Police Department Homicide Unit is asking the public for any information about this fatal shooting that you may have. Call 601-960-1234 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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