On Sunday, April 7, 2024 the Jackson Police Department began investigating a Homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Ferguson Dr.

Detectives learned that the victim was shot at this location.

Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim has been identified as Gerald Bates 49 years old, his next of kin has been notified.

Bates was a firefighter for the Jackson Fire Department.

The suspect Tammy Williams has been taken into custody by the Jackson Police Department SWAT team.

This is an ongoing investigation, if anyone has any additional information relating to this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355- (TIPS) 8477 or contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234.