Jackson robbed at gunpoint, suspect still unknown

Former men’s basketball guard Zay Jackson was robbed at gunpoint in Hopkinsville, Ky., early Thursday afternoon.

Paul Ray, public information officer at the Hopkinsville Police Department, said Jackson called 911 after the incident.

“He went to another location to call us,” Ray said. “He actually went to a convenient store.”

Officers met with Jackson at the close-by convenient store and he gave a description of the suspect.

Ray confirmed Jackson was robbed by an unknown suspect while dropping off a friend at 1510 Tate St. The suspect demanded cash from Jackson, but the amount is currently unknown.

The unknown black male is said to be six feet, two inches and weighs 220 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a black sweatshirt with unknown white writing and blue jeans. The police department noted the suspect had a black and silver pistol.

Ray said officers saturated Tate Street and the surrounding areas to look for suspicious individuals.

“We came across a few people close to the description and actually brought someone to the police department,” Ray said. “They were a person of interest and that actually lasted for a few hours.”

The suspect is reportedly entirely unknown to Jackson. No one has been arrested for the robbery so far.

Dave Winder, director of media relations for the athletics department, said Jackson was at the Murray State basketball game against Eastern Illinois University.

Staff Report