Monday, February 21, 2011

Jackson, MS: Jackson man, 28, killed in dispute

12:00 AM, Feb. 21, 2011
An altercation between a woman's current boyfriend and ex-boyfriend resulted in the Sunday morning fatal shooting of a Jackson man, police said.

Aaron Yates, 28, of Jackson was found dead around 6:30 a.m. in the driveway of his ex-girlfriend's home at 1146 Robinson St. in west Jackson, authorities said.
Police arrested Dillard Harvey Sr., 46, at the scene and charged him with murder and being a convicted felon with a firearm.

Witnesses told police that Yates went to his ex-girlfriend's house and began banging on the door, Jackson police spokesman Colendula Green said.

"Her current boyfriend happened to be over there spending the night," Green said.
Harvey came outside the house, and the two men got into an physical altercation, at which point a gun was drawn, Green said.

She said it is unknown at this time who pulled out the weapon. Harvey was interviewed by officers, but Green did not know details of the discussion.

"Detectives are running a trace on the gun to see who it belonged to," Green said.
Yates was shot once in the upper left shoulder, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said.

There also were signs of a head injury, but she could not confirm how it happened. She said it did not appear consistent with a fall.

Yates' death is the fourth homicide in the city this year.

Harvey is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center without bond. An initial appearance is scheduled today in Jackson Municipal Court.

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