Deputy fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man after chase
Published 1:14 pm Saturday, May 25, 2019
Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed.
Allison tells The Picayune Item that a deputy found 28-year-old Adam McCoy of Carriere (kah-REER’) driving a car and chased him down several roads.
The sheriff says McCoy hit another SUV at an intersection, which careened into a second SUV.
After the crash, officials say McCoy fired at the pursuing deputy. The officer shot back, hitting McCoy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Allison says the deputy and occupants of the other vehicles weren’t injured.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is leading the inquiry and gathering evidence.