JPD searching for suspect in Maria Drive homicide investigation

Johnny Ray Wilson (Photo: JPD Twitter)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Police are investigating their 30th homicide for 2017.

It happened in the 1500 block of Maria Drive around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Photo: WJTV

Jackson Police are searching for  25-year-old Johnny Ray Wilson. He is wanted for murder and auto theft in connection with the death of 56-year-old Anthony Franklin Turner.

Wilson should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones said Turner died after receiving trauma to the head. Autopsy results are pending.

A second man, who was shot at the same location on Maria Drive, is being treated at a hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, according to Commander Jones.

Officers are also searching for the victim’s 2001 gold Ford Taurus that has the Mississippi license plate HQN 954.

If you have any information that will help Jackson Police with their investigation, call 601.960.1234 or Crime Stoppers at 601.355.TIPS.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.


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