Police ask for help in Jackson homicide case

Photo by Avan Clark

Photo by Avan Clark

ALBANY -- A man seen in the area where Gayle Jackson was found with a fatal bullet wound Nov. 26 is wanted for questioning by the Albany Police Department.

The man is between 30 and 35 years old, 6-foot-1- to 6-foot-3-inches tall, with light brown eyes, a slim build and short hair, police say.

"Someone came in and a Georgia Bureau of Investigation artist sketched him from a description," said Phyllis Banks, APD spokeswoman. "He is a person of interest and detectives would like to question him about the homicide."

Jackson, 45, was found shot about 5:30 a.m. on the 300 block of McKinley Street next to a trash bin at the Whitney Food Market. She died a short time later.

Jackson's family has offered $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of her killer. Crime Stoppers also offers a reward that can be as much as $1,000 for information.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or the Albany police at (229) 431-3288.