Police shoot armed Mississippi man ending standoff

Published 2:31 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

A Mississippi man who was in a standoff with police has been wounded by gunfire.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says the man, whom police haven’t named, emerged from the house with a weapon and officers fired at him.

Local news outlets report a man was refusing to come out of a house in Pelahatchie, east of Jackson, and fired shots when police arrived.

After more than two hours of the standoff, bystanders heard a rapid series of loud bangs.

The man was taken to a hospital. His condition is unclear.

Pelahatchie Police Chief Joseph Daughtry says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will investigate the officer-involved shooting. Daughtry says a weapon was recovered.

Monday’s incident comes two days after five people died in a standoff with police in Clinton.