JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Jackson are investigating the death of a man found in a roadway as a homicide.
Police said they were called to the scene early Sunday where they found 35-year-old Antwan Brooks of Denmark in the roadway. He was taken by ambulance to Jackson-Madison General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jackson Police Lt. Tyreece Miller said it was obvious Brooks was beaten, but the specific cause of his death will be determined by the state medical examiner in Nashville. Police did not know who beat Brooks after a friend dropped him off on Carolane Drive about 11 p.m. Saturday.
Miller said Brooks' death is the ninth homicide this year in the city.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477.
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