Man fatally shot during reported break-in at Jackson residence

Man fatally shot during reported break-in at Jackson residence
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 10:41 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in a Jackson home Tuesday morning.

Police identified the man as Jalen Matthew Gillum.

According to authorities, officers from the Jackson Police Department were called to a residence near South Jackson and Morrell streets at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting inside the residence. The caller, identified only as a man, advised he shot someone that broke into the residence.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they said they found a man in the dining room with a bullet wound to his chest. Gillum was taken to Henry Ford Hospital in Jackson, where he was pronounced dead.

“The man that did call 911 remained at the residence,” said Elmer Hitt, with the Jackson Police Department. “When officers arrived, they made contact with him and another female who lives at the residence.”

Police said a 23-year-old woman was at the home and that Gillum and the woman knew each other. It’s not clear if Gillum and the man who police said shot him knew each other prior to Tuesday.

Police are investigating to see if the shooting was in self defense.

“Again, it was not a random act and everyone involved in the incident has been identified,” Hitt said. “And there is nobody outstanding that we are concerned is a threat to anyone further at this time.”


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