Police shoot man who came into Mississippi gas station brandishing gun

Published 7:19 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A man who walked into a Mississippi convenience store holding a gun was shot a short time later by a local police officer, state media reported.

The police-officer-involved shooting in the small town of Woodville in Southwest Mississippi is under investigation by multiple state agencies, WLBT-TV reported.

Woodville police reported that a man walked into the Sprint Mart location on U.S. 61 while holding a gun.

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A police officer then shot the man who was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital where his condition is not known.

Police said the officer was not injured and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will help lead the investigation.

This story is still developing. We will update it as more information is released.