UPDATE: Murder suspect turns himself in

Omar Sharis Jackson (Courtesy: Smith County Sheriff's Department)
Omar Sharis Jackson (Courtesy: Smith County Sheriff's Department)

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police say Omar Sharis Jackson, 35, turned himself in to authorities around 3:00 a.m., Wednesday. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Jackson Tuesday for the murder of Patrick Pinkerton.

According to poilce, Sunday morning,Jackson called authorities saying he found his friend, Pinkerton, dead with multiple stab wounds to the neck area. Police later discovered Pinkerton's body at the Vine Terrace Apartments located in the 700 Block of W. Shaw St. Police say Jackson and his girlfriend have been staying with Pinkerton off and on over a time period. Investigators developed evidence during the investigation leading to an arrest warrant on Jackson.

Jackson is in the Smith County Jail charged with capital murder.

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