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A fight while smoking synthetic marijuana led to Elkhart man's death

ELKHART, Ind. --  According to recently released court documents, it was a fight while smoking synthetic marijuana that led to the death 56-year-old Quinncy Jackson.

Elkhart police arrested 18-year-old Carnell Trass last Wednesday in Kokomo.

Now court documents say after leaving Jackson for dead in an alley on South 5th Street just off Franklin, the suspect went to his uncle's house just up the alley.

He told his uncle that he had shot someone, but didn't know if he was alive or dead.

Jackson’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Next to the body were two three-80 caliber casings, a live round, a crack pipe and a five dollar bill.

An autopsy on June 4th confirmed the cause of death was a shot to Jackson’s head.

The next day, on June 5th, an informant told Elkhart police that Carnell Trass was the one who killed Jackson.

After his arrest, Trass was charged with one count of murder.

He is currently being held in the Elkhart county jail with no bond.

He has a court date set for this Thursday.


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