MEMA employee dies after attack at Jackson restaurant

Eric Hambrick

A man dies after he was beaten and robbed at a Jackson restaurant this week, according to authorities.

The incident happened outside of the Waffle House on High Street Thursday night.

Eric Hambrick passed away over the weekend.

With this death, that brings the number to nearly 30 for homicides in the capitol city this year.

Brett Carr with Mississippi Emergency Management says he was an employee, but he was more like family.

MEMA Director Robert Latham comments on passing of MEMA employee Eric Hambrick:

“The MEMA family is saddened by the tragic death of Eric Hambrick. Eric was a gifted vocalist who often sang at area churches. He was very engaged with his church and the church youth. He was a dedicated public servant that will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Police say the incident is still under investigation as they continue to gather more details.

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