A man was found shot to death in a U-Haul Sunday night after the truck he was driving crashed into a home in south Jackson.
Jackson police spokesman Sam Brown said the unidentified man appears to have been shot multiple times. Brown said there was no one else inside the vehicle.
No one was at the residence in the 100 block of Archer Avenue when the U-Haul drove into the home at about 10 p.m., Brown said.
Brown said police are attempting to contact the man’s next of kin before they release a name. There were no suspects in the shooting as of Monday morning, he said.
The homicide marks the 39th death in Jackson this year, according to records kept by the Clarion Ledger.
That includes 38 investigated by Jackson Police Department and one investigated by Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.
It also includes a homicide deemed justifiable. Brown said a man was shot by his son in self defense during a domestic incident where the man apparently shot at his wife.
The capital city recorded its highest number of homicides in 2020, which police attributed largely to personal conflicts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackson had 130 homicides over the year. That’s an increase of 38 deaths from the previous record of 92 homicides in 1995, according to FBI data.