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Marshall man turns self in following shooting death of neighbor

Jakeous Jamal Johnson
Jakeous Jamal Johnson((Source: Marshall Police Department))
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:07 PM CDT
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MARSHALL, Texas (KLTV) - One person has been arrested after a shooting in Marshall that left a man dead.

According to the arrest affidavit, Jakeous Jamal Johnson, 23, called 911 at 2:47 a.m. Friday and allegedly stated he killed his neighbor, identified as Cedric King, 50, of Marshall. When officers were dispatched to the apartment in the 500 block of Veterans Avenue, the report states they found Johnson at the location. King was found dead in the unit having suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A justice of the peace later declared King officially dead.

After being taken into custody, Johnson was interviewed by police at which point the affidavit states he admitted to shooting King with one of the handguns found on the table inside the apartment. The affidavit also states that Johnson said King had made multiple threats against his life and that Johnson was “tired of hearing the threats.” This is cited as Johnson’s motivation for the alleged murder.

Johnson was booked into the Harrison County Jail charged with one count of 1st degree Murder.

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