April 9, 2024

Former Jackson Police Officer Wanted For Murder

Morgan Howard

Marcus Johnson; Source: JPD
Marcus Johnson; Source: JPD

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on Tuesday, April 9, within the 100 block of Parkway Dr., specifically at the Tapestry Apartments. The victim, identified as Carlos Collins, has been formally identified and his next of kin has been informed.

JPD Detectives have taken action by issuing warrants for the apprehension of Marcus Johnson in connection with this case. Johnson faces charges of Murder and Shooting into an occupied dwelling. Authorities emphasize that Marcus Johnson should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

Marcus Johnson’s employment history includes a brief tenure with the Jackson Police Department, spanning eight months in 2013. However, he was subjected to disciplinary actions leading to his immediate termination from JPD. Prior to facing termination, Johnson resigned from his position.

As the investigation progresses, authorities urge anyone with information regarding Marcus Johnson’s whereabouts or additional details relevant to this case to come forward. Individuals can provide tips anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or reaching out directly to the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.

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