Police ID man found dead at Jackson State apartment

The Jackson Police Department has identified the man found dead inside an apartment at Jackson State University.

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 9:17 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson Police Department has identified the man found dead inside an apartment at Jackson State University.

WLBT-TV reports Sgt. Roderick Holmes says 21-year-old Justin Roach was handling a gun when it went off at One University Place on Friday. Additional information and evidence suggests that the shooting was an accident. An investigation is continuing.

Authorities say people who were inside of the apartment are being questioned. But no one has been identified as a suspect.

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