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3rd suspect named in February murder

Shawn Trotter.....Source: JPD Shawn Trotter.....Source: JPD
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A third suspect has been identified in the February 19 murder of Howard Blackmon. 

Around 3 a.m., Blackmon was shot in the chest inside of his vehicle parked outside of the Spot Lounge on Northside Drive. Blackmon made it to the intersection of Northside Drive and Sunset Drive where he was pronounced dead in his car. 

Two suspects are already charged in his death, Maurice Dent and Erik Johnson. However, police say after further investigation, they've identified a third suspect.

Police say 30-year-old Shawn Trotter fired an assault rifle during this altercation. A warrant for his arrest has been issued for the charges of murder and shooting in an occupied vehicle.

Thirty-eight year-old Howard Blackmon Junior's loved ones are crippled with grief over his death. The husband and father of five was described as a good hearted person.

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