Zay Jackson victim of robbery

Former men’s basketball guard Zay Jackson was robbed at gunpoint in Hopkinsville, Ky., during the afternoon of Jan. 17.

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 convenience store.”

Officers met with Jackson at the nearby convenience 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 Street. The suspect demanded cash from Jackson, but the amount is currently unknown.

The unknown black male is said to be approximately 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. Jackson said he was wearing a black sweatshirt 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 unknown to Jackson. No one has been arrested for the robbery so far.

Staff report.