A suspect is in custody following a shooting that left 23-year-old Cortez Houston dead on Blair Street in Jackson.
A 23-year-old male, is deceased after being shot in 900 block of Blair St. https://t.co/4iiyDNwvCD— Jackson Police Dept. (@JacksonMSPolice) February 8, 2018
A 23-year-old male, is deceased after being shot in 900 block of Blair St. https://t.co/4iiyDNwvCD
22-year-old Melsynvia Ward surrendered herself to police and has been charged with murder
Witnesses on the scene were heard crying out "this girl killed my son".
According to Deputy Chief James David with Jackson Police, they received a call at 9:13 a.m. about a man lying in the street.
When officers arrived, they found Houston, dead, laying in the street bleeding from the head.
The coroner says that Houston died of a gunshot wound to the head.
A motive has not been determined.
We will update this story as soon as we know more.
We have a crew on the scene working to find out more.
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