Police ID man killed in Southside parking lot

RICHMOND, Va. — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that left a man dead on Richmond’s Southside early Sunday morning.

Officials said two officers working an off-duty assignment in the 6300 block Jahnke Road around 2 a.m. when gunfire erupted in a parking lot.

That is where the officers discovered 34-year-old Jacob S. Jones, of the 5800 block of Thorndale Lane, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officials said Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death,” James Mercante with Richmond Police said.

Police have not released a suspect description and no additional details were available at last check.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at 804-646-3246 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.

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