Mississippi’s capital city investigating 90th homicide of 2021 after man found dead in truck

Published 2:14 pm Thursday, August 12, 2021

Police in Mississippi’s capital city are investigating its 90th homicide of the year after police found a Jackson man dead in his truck.

Jackson police say Robert Williams was shot while sitting in his truck around 10:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Booker T Washington Street.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Another man who was in the truck, Diontae Lewis, was also shot once in the arm and was taken to the hospital.

Witnesses say someone in a white car pulled up, fired shots into the truck, and then sped off. The investigation is ongoing.