Family Of Jackson Murder Victim Speaks Out - - Jackson, MS

Jackson murder victim's family pleads for justice

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson family talked with us about the murder of a 31-year-old man.  Michael Washington was found shot at the Crossings Apartments on Ridgewood Road around 11:30 Tuesday night. 

He had been shot in the abdomen according to his family. He was taken to UMMC where he was pronounced dead.

Washington's sisters say he was their only brother and the father of 9 children, including a two week old son. They say they are hopeful his killer or killers will be arrested and prosecuted.

"I was told he had got out the car and the two gentlemen approached him and they started shooting at him and he fired back," said Angela Washington. "And neighbors were saying by the time they came out they found him laying beside his truck."

"With those kids he loved them all, I mean he was a fun loving guy, he treated all of them the same," said Shlonda Washington.

"When I saw my Mama's face last night as they were pumping him trying to bring him back, it just tore me apart because it was nothing we could do and there was nothing they could do," said Brian Maples. "They tried everything."

The family says they have been told their brother was robbed and one person is being questioned in connection to his death.

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