Jackson police investigate first shooting of 2019

JACKSON, Tenn. — With only five days into the new year, officers with the Jackson Police Department are involved in an ongoing shooting investigation.

Capt. Derick Tisdale of the Jackson Police Department said officers responded to shots fired at 5 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Magnolia Landing in east Jackson.

“I believe the subject was pronounced dead here on the scene, the medical examiner has arrived here on the scene, and this subject has been transported to one of our local hospitals for further evaluation,” Capt. Tisdale said.

Tisdale said officers are gathering as much information as possible at the scene to help with their investigation.

“We gather information, and as we continue to process this crime scene it is possible we will develop a suspect, and when we do, if need be we will get that information out to the public,” Tisdale said.

Capt. Tisdale said news of the shooting will be difficult for the victims’ family to handle, entering into a new year.

“You know, we’re just beginning in the new year 2019, and there’s a family that is dealing with a loss, a tragic loss,” Tisdale said.

JPD said no one else was hurt in the shooting, but they need the public’s help to find more information involving the victim.

“As always, if anybody knows anything or has information that could assist us in the solving of this case, we ask them to call 425-8400,” Capt. Tisdale said.

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