Jackson Police Investigating Shooting Death of Woman

Jackson Police investigators are investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting death of 41 year old, Rita Farris, according to a Wednesday afternoon news release from the Jackson Police Department.

The release from JPD said the around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to the area of 6 Carruthers Drive for a shooting.  Responding officers located a victim identified as Rita Farris suffering from an apparent gunshot.  Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and rendered medical aid.

The incident does not appear to be a random act of violence and Jackson Police are not currently looking for anyone else, the release said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

However, if anyone has information that would assist in the investigation, you are asked to please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 731-425-8400.