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Suspect Search Underway in Jackson's 13th Murder

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Jackson police are still looking for suspects in a murder that happened during an attempted robbery in east Jackson.

Police said they found Devon Staten, 24, who had been shot inside a house in the 100 block of Lealand Lane just before 5 p.m., Thursday afternoon.

Investigators said two men who were attempting to rob Staten';s girlfriend, shot Staten when he came to her aid.

Staten was taken by ambulance to a Jackson hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m.

Police said the suspects are black men, in their late teens to early 20s, both wearing dark clothing.