Memorial Fund Set up for Man Killed in Stabbing

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A memorial fund has been set up for a man who was stabbed to death at a Fort Smith home on Oct. 29.

John Jackson, 24, leaves behind two children, according to a family friend.

Donations can be made to Arvest Bank under the account “John Jackson Funeral Fund.”
Police say they received a call about a burglary in progress at 1804 Brazil Street around 4 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene they found Jacksonwith multiple stab wounds, police said.

Police believe Jackson and 23-year-old Eric Boyd got into a fight. Boyd was armed with a knife, police said.

Officers were told by the caller that someone broke into a house then attacked one of the occupants. The investigation later revealed that the two men knew each other.

Investigators say Boyd recently split up with his girlfriend. Police say the ex-girlfriend was friends with the victim.

“From what we're told Eric didn't like the fact that she was friends with John,” said Capt. Jarrard Copeland, with the Fort Smith Police Department.

Jackson’s brother and father were able to subdue Boyd until police arrived, a police report states. He was found unconscious on the floor. “Not sure exactly what, but some kind of hard object was used to subdue him,” said Copeland.

Jackson was taken to Sparks hospital where he later died from his injuries. Boyd was pronounced dead Monday night at Mercy Hospital, according to police.

Police say everyone involved is cooperating with investigators. Officers say so far no one has been arrested.

The investigation is still on-going. When it is complete, it will be presented to the Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review.