Police: Victim in Monday shooting has died; gunman acted in self-defense

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police say a man who was shot Monday at an east Jackson residence has died. The gunman reportedly acted in self-defense and will not be charged in the shooting.

Jarvis Miller,Jr. appeared Wednesday in Jackson City Court on a tampering with evidence charge. He is accused of shooting Gevin Hardin, 27, Monday on Willa Drive.

“We discussed the case with the district attorney general’s office, and based on the circumstances, information from witnesses, evidence at the scene, it was determined to be self-defense,” Lt. Phillip Stanfill with the Jackson Police Department said.

Police confirmed Hardin died at the hospital. Stanfill said Hardin went to Miller’s house to confront him about an ongoing dispute. “Hardin was armed with a weapon and Miller shot Hardin in self-defense,” Stanfill said.

After the shooting, police said Miller took off and admitted to throwing his gun out the window of the vehicle. Stanfill said they found Miller’s gun and another one at the scene.

Officers said they caught up with Miller at a store on North Highland Avenue. According to an affidavit, Miller began making spontaneous statements such as “I’m the one you are looking for.”

Court documents said Miller confessed to the shooting and to tossing the gun. “We’re not looking for any additional shooting suspects,” Stanfill said. “It’s not a random act. It was a targeted act.”

Police said Miller will not face any other charges in connection with the shooting.

Miller is currently being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. He returns to court at 1:30 p.m. April 13.