Family speaks out after fatal shooting in downtown Jackson
DOWNTOWN JACKSON, Tenn. — Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jackson police arrived to 300 block of North Liberty Street where 23-year-old Ricky Maddox was laying the street suffering from gunshot wounds.
Maddox was taken to a local hospital where he died from from his injuries.
“He was a mannerable kid,” said Stan, Maddox’s uncle, “but got caught up in something we don’t understand.”
Investigators say they do not believe this was a random shooting.
Family and neighbors say multiple men were waiting for Maddox to get home and ambushed him when he got out of his car.
“We, parents, need to try to put our foot down on our kids because it is getting really out of hand,” Stan said. “We got black on blacks killing each other, and y’all just pray for our black young youth these days.”
Police say the shooting is still under investigation, and they are pursuing any leads.
Anyone with information on Maddox’s death is asked to call the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400.