JPD says the body of Leroy Smith, 48, was found in a driveway at 115 Culpepper Drive.
Police were initially called regarding an assault. They learned during their investigation that a person was robbed at that location.
Law enforcement officer said Smith was assaulted with a gun and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they do not believe that Smith was a victim of the armed robbery or was involved in any way.
His injuries were consistent with an assault; police said his cause of death will be determined after an autopsy is complete. Police say they have an idea of who they are looking for and are actively pursuing leads.
Anyone with any information on the identity and/or whereabouts of the suspect involved in this incident is urged to contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS (8477).