19-year-old facing charges in Clarksdale murder - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

19-year-old facing charges in Clarksdale murder

Source: Clarksdale Police Source: Clarksdale Police

Clarksdale police say they've charged a suspect in the murder of a woman shot and killed when she opened her door.

Investigators say 19-year-old Dantrell Jackson shot and killed Myrtle Messenger on March 14.

Jackson has been in custody and is expected to be officially charged Thursday after detectives gathered evidence in the shooting.

Clarksdale Police Chief Whit Read says the murder took place after an altercation between several individuals, but declined to say if any were related to the Messenger family.

Police say the Messenger home was the target, but don't believe Myrtle Messenger was the intended victim.

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