East Jackson Shooting Victim Dies

7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. - The man critically injured in an East Jackson shooting earlier this week has died from his injuries.

According to Jackson police, shooting victim Howard Williamson, 53, died at a Memphis hospital Saturday afternoon.

Police said Williamson was hit by a spray of shotgun pellets early Monday morning.

He told investigators he was inside his house on Preston Alley just before 1 a.m. that morning, when he heard someone banging on his front door and trying to kick it in.

He said that is when the suspect fired a shotgun through a window, hitting him in the shoulder, leg and backside.

Police have not released a firm description of the shooter.

Call Jackson police at (731) 425-8400 if you can help.


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