Shortly after 3:30 this morning, Jackson Police
received a call of a man shot. Officers found Mario
Morris, 40, laying in the front yard of a duplex in the
300 block of Park Avenue. He was transported by
E.M.S. to the emergency room at Jackson-Madison
County General Hospital and was pronounced dead
about an hour later from a single gunshot wound.
Police believe Morris was shot inside his apartment
and went outside, where he collapsed and was later
Morris lived with his girlfriend and her nephew Jarvis
Douglas. He is considered a person of interest. He is
a black male with a dark complexion, 20 – 22 years
old. He is around 6' 0" in height and has a slender
build with a low hair cut.
Anyone with information on the homicide or Douglas'
whereabouts, please contact the Violent Crimes Unit
at the Jackson Police Department at 425-8400 or
Crime Stoppers at 424-8477 (TIPS).