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Teen sought in Tuesday murder in Jackson

Source: JPD Source: JPD

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police have an arrest warrant for a 15-year-old boy who is wanted for the shooting death of a man this week.

Mark Cassity Jr., is being sought for the murder of 34-year-old Joseph Wright, who was shot in the 3300 block of Pocahontas Avenue in the Georgetown neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Cassity is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call JPD at 601-960-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.

The victim, Joseph Wright, is the grandson of prominent Jackson businessman Warren Wright of Wright's Furniture.

When police arrived to the scene Tuesday they found Joseph with a gunshot wound to the head in a vehicle. Witnesses say they heard shots, watched the vehicle make a u-turn in reverse, then crash into a fence.

Related story: Man fatally shot on Pocahontas Avenue in Jackson

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