James Jackson, 79, found shot to death in his Gates Avenue home in Bushwick

A family is grieving after an elderly man was found dead in his Bushwick home early this morning. Police found James Jackson, 79, slumped over

James Jackson, 79, was found slumped over in his chair with a gunshot wound to the neck.

James Jackson, 79, was found slumped over in his chair with a gunshot wound to the neck. (2/24/13)

BUSHWICK - A family is grieving after an elderly man was found shot to death in his Bushwick home early this morning.

Police received a call at around 2 a.m. about an unconscious man inside the Gates Avenue building. When they arrived, they say they found James Jackson, 79, slumped over in his chair with a gunshot wound to the neck. Jackson's sons say he lived in the apartment with his older sister, who is blind, but she was asleep at the time of the incident.

Neighbors believe Jackson was the victim of a robbery. Police have not made any arrests.
 

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