published Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Authorities identify LaFayette shooting victim

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office this morning released the name of a 24-year-old Lafayette, Ga., man who died from an accidental gunshot wound Monday afternoon.

Jeremy Jackson was pronounced dead Monday evening at Erlanger hospital.

He was shot in the head when his .22 rifle accidentally discharged as he got out of a truck on Arnold Road in Rock Spring at about 4 p.m. Monday, according to authorities.

Jackson and his brother Jason had driven to Arnold Road to fish and shoot the rifle.

His body has been sent to the GBI crime lab in Decatur, Ga., for an autopsy, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

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