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Loved ones hold vigil for man killed in Norfolk

Loved ones hold vigil for man killed in Norfolk
Posted at 5:36 PM, Dec 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 00:04:08-05

UPDATE: Friends and coworkers of Jackson held a candlelight vigil in his honor on Monday night.

Norfolk, Va. - After further investigation, Norfolk Police are now classifying the case of an undetermined death as an active homicide investigation.

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David Jackson and his mother

Police say they found the man dead in his home Sunday afternoon after concerned neighbors alerted emergency dispatchers about a home where a door had been left open.

According to Corporal Melinda Wray with Norfolk Police, neighbors first called police shortly after 1:20 p.m. about the open door in the 1100 block of Pascal Place.

When they arrived to the  'suspicious situation,' they found a man dead inside the home.

The victim's family members say he is 35-year-old David Jackson. The medical examiner says he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Jackson's mother couldn't get in touch with him for a couple of days, so she got on a bus from New York.  She arrived yesterday and found police at his house.

She says Jackson previously served in the Navy and worked as a contractor.

Detectives classified this incident as an 'undetermined death under possible suspicious circumstances.' However, the incident was upgraded to an active homicide case on Monday.

Police have not provided a description of the suspect at this time.

If you know anything about this incident, call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.