Mystery surrounds the incident Sunday that left a 79-year-old shot dead in his apartment. James Jackson was found dead in his home around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, and police theorize that a stray bullet may have been the cause. The Daily News shared the available details on Feb. 24.
Jackson's blind significant other called a neighbor for help when she couldn't wake up the 79-year-old shot dead as he was on the couch in his apartment. The building's super says there were no signs of forced entry, and sources indicate his girlfriend (other reports indicate she was his wife) is not considered a suspect. Officials have not been able to determine if Jackson was the intended target, or if this was a shot meant for someone else.
CBS New York indicates that James Jackson's partner says she didn't hear anything, but the neighbor who helped her said that Jackson's partner wears a hearing aid, and sleeps without it. This incident is one that is leaving officials stumped thus far, as there is no indication as of yet how it happened or why. Neighbors are shaken by the news that the 79-year-old was shot dead in his apartment, and it seems Jackson will be dearly missed.