JPD investigates 1st deadly shooting of 2017; Officers injured in crash while responding

(Courtesy: Jackson Police Department twitter) Officers injured in crash while responding to deadly shooting on Oak Park Drive.

UPDATE: JPD Commander Tyree Jones said one officer is still in the hospital.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are looking for two suspects in connection to the city’s first homicide of 2017.

It happened near Center Street and Oak Park Drive.

We’re told 37-year-old Horatio Hunt Sr. was shot and killed. His son, Horatio Hunt Jr. was shot in the ear and is recovering at UMMC hospital.

Police believe the motive behind the shooting was a robbery. They are looking for two suspects. They are looking for 19-year-old Jamonta Jackson who goes by  “Out West Tay”. They are also looking for someone who goes by the name of and “Bae Bae”.

Officials with the police department also say three officers were injured while responding to the shooting. The officers were injured in two crashes.

If you have any information that can help you’re ask to call Jackson Police.

 

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