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Police Have Person of Interest in Tuesday Night Homicide

By Jordan Hall
By jhall@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Jackson police have identified the man killed Tuesday night as 64 year-old Aljernon Lloyd Jr. of Jackson.

Police responded to a home in the 200 block of East Forest Avenue just before 7:30 Tuesday night where a car had struck the porch of a home.

Homeowner Garric Yarbrough says, "I heard a loud crash and felt my house shake. That's when I came outside to see a car crashed into my front porch."

According to a release from Jackson Police, officers then found Lloyd, who was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, with a gunshot wound.

Lloyd was taken by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to JPD investigators have determined that Lloyd was at a friend's house on the 500 block of Greenwood Avenue and was shot while sitting in his parked car.

Lloyd then traveled approximately a half-mile before crashing.

"We believe he was on his way to the hospital," says Police Capt. Tyreece Miller.

Police say they have identified a person of interest they want to talk to in connection to the incident, but that person's name is not being released at this time.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News went to Llloyd's neighborhood in east Jackson. No one answered the door but many neighbors said the 64-year-old had lived there for close to 40 years. They described him as family man who worked hard.

"He tended to his own business and he was a good neighbor he was a loving man and a caring man he would have given you anything that he got if he had it," said neighbor Katrina Billings.

Police told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they do not believe Lloyd's shooting was a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.
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