MLK shooting

Carthage police are investigating after a man was shot on MLK Boulevard on Wednesday.

A man fatally shot on MLK Boulevard last Wednesday has been identified as Jakebrian Jones, 30, Carthage Assistant Police Chief Blake Smith said.

Police were called to the 700 block of MLK Boulevard around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Smith said. Officers found Jones lying in a front yard with a gunshot wound and immediately started to provide CPR.

The man was taken to UT Health Carthage and later flown to UT Health Tyler.

Smith said he died on Friday.Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Carthage Police Department at (903) 693-3866.