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Cordova robbery suspect's death ‘justifiable homicide'

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CORDOVA, Tenn. (FOX13) -

An arrest was made Thursday in Tuesday's homicide at a quiet Cordova apartment complex.

Michael Baker and  Martez Jackson met at the Camden Grove Apartments to sell an un-named person an Apple iPhone 5 after the two ah arranged a deal to sell the cellphone through social media.

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Witnesses told deputies when the buyer arrived at the complex Jackson pulled out a gun and demanded money. The buyer grabbed the gun and after a short struggle the 19-year-old Jackson was shot and killed. Jackson died from a single gunshot wound the to the chest.

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies arrested Baker 48 hours after the attempted robbery and charged him with attempted aggravated robbery.

The robbery victim was not charged. The SCSO said Jackson's death was "ruled a justifiable homicide."

 

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