UPDATE: Police search for murder suspect

Omar Sharis Jackson
Omar Sharis Jackson

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the murder of an East Texas man Sunday morning.

Omar Sharis Jackson, 35, is wanted for the murder of his friend Patrick Pinkerton. Jackson called police and told them he found his friend dead in Pinkerton's apartment off of W. Shaw Street.

Jackson and his girlfriend had occasionally been staying with Pinkerton. During the investigation, authorities found enough evidence for Honorable Judge Jack Skeen to issue an arrest warrant for Jackson. Bond was set at $2,000,000.00.

Tyler police need your help in locating Omar Sharis Jackson. If you have information about the whereabouts of Jackson please contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.

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