JPD investigates 21-year-old shot dead in street - - Jackson, MS

JPD investigates 21-year-old shot dead in street

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Friday morning, a 21-year-old man was found shot to death in the middle of Noble Street in Jackson.

This makes Jackson's 24th homicide victim of 2016.

Jackson police have identified the murder victim as Kiaris Porter of Meadowmont Drive in Jackson.  Police say he was found by a passerby Friday morning.

Crime scene investigators responded to the scene and discovered Porter died after being shot once in the head.  

No weapon or vehicles were found at the scene.

Neighbors describe it as a quiet street. Police spent the day gathering witness statements and trying to track down Porter's last movements.

Officer Colendula Green said, "We're going to do our job to bring closure to the family. It's a sad situation. Very unfortunate that a 21-year-old male lost his life. He's a young male. Hopefully we'll be able to get more information and put closure to this case."

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime stoppers at 601-355-tips or text them at tips-411.

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