Man claims self defense, not arrested in fatal shooting - - Jackson, MS

Man claims self defense, not arrested in fatal shooting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Police Department says a man has admitted to shooting and killing a 37-year-old Jackson man Friday night, but no one has been arrested in the case.

Emmanuel Ealey suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the torso Friday around 10 p.m. at Westwick Apartments off Flag Chapel Road in Jackson.

Tuesday, a man contacted Jackson police and admitted to shooting Ealey.

Pelvius Thomas said he shot Ealey after Ealey confronted him for no apparent reason and pulled a firearm on him, according to JPD.

Responding officers found Ealey in possession of a loaded firearm when they responded to the scene.

According to police, an independent witness has verified Thomas' account of the shooting.

Thomas was not arrested. This case will be forwarded to the Hinds County District Attorney's Office for Grand Jury consideration.

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