Horn Lake police investigate murder of Memphis man

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HORN LAKE, Miss. -- Horn Lake police need your help. They're looking for the person who shot and killed a man, then dumped his body in a neighborhood park.

Karim Jackson’s body was found Sunday at Greg Maxey Park off Tulane Road.

“My daughter called me at 6:30 a.m. and said, ‘Oh mamma! There is a dead body in the park!” said Mary Hannah, who lives across the street.

The man had been shot in the head. His parents were notified on Father's Day.

The 25-year-old worked at FedEx and was from a good home. His father is a retired police officer and his mother is a retired nurse. They’ve been married 33 years. The mother says she woken up on Father’s Day by a phone call letting her know her son was dead.

Lt. Scott Evans got the call too.

“I ended up working a homicide all day instead of being with my children, so I can only imagine what it’s like for the actual parents.”

Evans says Jackson was found without his wallet.

Pauline Morritz, who lives across from Maxey Park, says she heard a gunshot at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning,.

“It sounded like a firework or a shot. We came outside and walked to the middle of the street and didn't see anything.”

She woke up the next day with police and the medical examiner outside.

“Then I knew what happened," she said.

Still, no one's come forward with enough information so police can catch the killer.

“It’s very horrible. It’s heartbreaking,” said Morritz.

Jackson is from East Memphis. Police want to know what he was doing in Horn Lake Saturday night.

If you know anything, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 662-429-TIPS or the Horn Lake Police Department at 662-393-6174.


    • Curvyone

      Humans need to stop the racial comments and learn to love one another.That’s the very reason Henri Brooks is lashing out.Not saying that she’s right but one thing I do know is what she’s saying is not a lie.Jesus had hair like wool and skin like copper so said the Lord.And no I’m not a racist I love all people ,just thought that needed to be said.

      • Arguenot

        Revelation 1:13-15
        King James Version (KJV)
        13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
        14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
        15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
        This was a vision John had of Jesus in Heaven. Not a real life description

      • Arguenot

        We need to live for today and work together for the future. These circus side-shows distract from the very real looming catastrophes that Memphis faces with fiscal irresponsibility, crime, horrific education, poverty, graft, weakening infrastructure, ..the list seems endless.
        You can not abhor racism, yet make racist comments…You can not demand equality, yet deny others equal rights.
        Keep focusing on the nonsense while Rome burns…. Maybe we should hand out fiddles to the Council Members…..

  • Arthur L Shipp

    How did this story turn into who can say and whose saying the N word? But Caucasian don’t wanna b called whitey,honky or blue eyed devil! When will we stop rascism? The story is about a young man who was murdered! Last time I checkedhe was a human being! Stop thus hatred. You can’t get into heaven being like that. Not having love for your neighbors won’t get u in also! Good Day!

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