Police Investigating Overnight Murder - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 08/15/08

Police Investigating Overnight Murder

Jackson police say they are investigating an overnight homicide. It happened shortly before midnight Thursday in the 1500 block of Booker Street.

Police spokesman Jeffery Scott says Melvin Mason, 19, was shot several times. Mason attempted to drive himself to a local hospital, but his car stalled on Raymond Road.

Lieutenant Scott says Mason called for help, and an ambulance rushed him to a hospital -- where he later died.

Scott says this is Jackson's 43rd homicide so far this year.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, call Jackson police at (601) 960-1234.

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