JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson State University tweeted their condolences to the family of 21-year-old Justin Roach, along with a picture of the JSU student.
The tweet from JSU says, “Dr. William B. Bynum Jr. and the Jackson State University family would like to extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Justin Roach. Justin was a sophomore Industrial Engineering major and very active in student life on the JSU campus.”
Officials say Roach died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
It was determined that Roach was handling a firearm when the weapon discharged. Further information and evidence obtained suggests that the shooting was accidental and is being investigated as such.
It happened on Lynch Street.