Suspect arrested for Friday murder in Jonesboro

Copyright NEA Report

A Mississippi man is in jail on a murder charge in connection to a Friday shooting death of a man in Jonesboro.

On 4/23/21, Jonesboro Police responded to 301 N. Caraway in regards to shots fired and a male subject being shot.

Upon their arrival, police located a male victim that had been shot and life saving measures were administered. The suspect had fled the scene upon their arrival.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Police said in a release that through the investigation, leads were followed and interviews were conducted. The release noted the investigating continues to be done.

At approximately 02:40 AM Saturday, the suspect was located and was taken into custody without incident.

Zarkeem Jefferson, 25, of Columbia, Miss., was arrested

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