79-year-old man shot and killed in Newport News

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 5:38 PM

Newport News Shooting

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12:30 p.m. UPDATE:  Police told 13News Now they have evidence that strongly suggests the shooter was inside the car.  They encourage anybody who saw someone with Jackson earlier in the day to call police or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Eric Askew is a friend and neighbor of Jackson and said he would give vegetables and bread away to people in need.  He described him as a family man who would do anything for people who needed help
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8:45 a.m. UPDATE: Police identified the man who was killed as 79-year-old Clinton Stonewall Jackson Sr. of the 500 block of 44th Street in Newport News.
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4:45 a.m. 4/9 UPDATE:  Friends say the victim in Tuesday night's shooting was 79-years-old and a deacon at Goodwill Baptist Church in Hampton.  Police have not released his name.
"He loved praising God. This man loved the Lord, yes he did love the Lord," a friend said.
Another said, “He was very humble, loved to laugh, just an all around good man, can’t ask for no one better, can’t ask for no one better.”

33rd St. was the scene of a deadly shooting in January. 71-year-old Joseph Henry Williams Jr. of Hampton was shot and killed while driving his minivan home from church. Police say Williams drove into a shootout between two men.
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Update 8:20pm:   Police say the victim’s vehicle traveled down 33rd Street westbound, struck the corner of a parked vehicle and came to rest in front of a residence after hitting a chain link fence.  Based on witness information, at some point during the incident,  a man was seen running from that vehicle. There still is no motive or suspect description.
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NEWPORT NEWS -- Police are investigating a Newport News shooting that left one person dead Tuesday evening.

According to police, a man was found shot inside his car in the 600 block of 33rd Street around 5:30 p.m.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he died, police said. 

There are currently no suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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