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Early Sunday morning shooting in Jackson leaves 1 dead, warrant issued for the arrest of a suspect

Posted at 10:28 AM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-31 10:52:19-04

UPDATE | A warrant has been issued Tuesday for the arrest of 44-year-old Leandrew Martin in connection to the death of Markeithis Thomas-James Smith.

The warrant has two counts, open murder and felony firearm.

Anyone with information on Martin's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Thomas Tinklepaugh at (517) 768-8637.

UPDATE | The victim was later identified as 42-year-old Markeithis Thomas-James Smith.

ORIGINAL STORY | A 42-year-old Jackson man was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head early Sunday morning in Jackson.

Jackson Police Department were called to the 200 block of west Biddle Street near the Greenwood Food & Beverage Party Store at around 12:40 a.m. on a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found the victim unresponsive in the street, and medical personnel pronounced him dead on the scene.

No arrests have been made at this time.

People with information about the shooting are asked to called Detective Thomas Tinklepaugh at (517) 768-8637.

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