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Hammond murder believed to be in retaliation for 2016 shooting

7 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, March 08 2017 Mar 8, 2017 March 08, 2017 11:16 AM March 08, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
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HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred at the intersection of East David Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police responded to a shots fired call around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Demarkius Jackson inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, however he died from his injuries on Wednesday.

According to the police department, Jackson fatally shot 24-year-old Martin Baker on Dec. 29 during an argument. Jackson was cleared and the shooting was deemed justifiable. Detectives believe Tuesday's shooting may have been in retaliation for Jackson killing Baker.

If anyone has any information involving this incident, contact Detective Kelvin James at 985-277-5755 or james_k@hammond.org with the Hammond Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

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