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JPD: Death of Haiti native ruled a homicide

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police Department authorities say the death of 24-year-old Kesnel Bonhomme has been ruled a homicide.

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, Jackson police found Bonhomme, a native of Haiti dead in the 400 block of Mill Street in downtown Jackson.

Police now say Bonhomme suffered a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.

Jackson Police Department Officer Colendula Green said a passerby called 911 reporting that a man was laying on the ground.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said Sunday her preliminary investigation found minimal external trauma, with no gunshot or stab wounds. The coroner said there was a small cut to Bonhomme's scalp, but that wound would not have caused death. 

Bonhomme's friends have left condolences on his Facebook page.

Bonhomme worked for a year as a purchasing assistant at Mississippi Blood Services. According to his Facebook page, he also attended Hinds Community College.

"He was well liked. He did not have a cross word with anybody. [He] had a quick smile for everyone, very pleasant, and we'll sorely miss him. He was a really really nice guy," said Mississippi Blood Services Communications Manager Tony Bahou.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday morning Bonhomme posted an ominous message on his Facebook page saying, "I haven't been happy in such a long time."

About three hours later Bonhomme was found dead.

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