Robbery suspect dies after being shot by Jackson resident

A 21-year-old man who was shot Sunday during an apparent robbery died early this morning.

Jerriod Peters died shortly after midnight at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said an autopsy will be conducted this evening on Peters, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Jackson Police said Peters, of Jackson, knocked on the door of a home in the 300 block of McKee Street with a gun in hand about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

When a man answered the door, Peters pointed a gun at him, according to police.

The man retrieved a gun, and a struggle ensued. Both fired shots.

Police said the homeowner will not face charges, but that a background check is under way.

Clarion Ledger
10/15/7