Dispute turns violent when two deputies shot, one critically

Published 7:51 pm Thursday, September 5, 2019

A domestic incident and subsequent pursuit turned violent in Mississippi with two sheriff’s deputies and the suspect shot.

News outlets report it happened Thursday after a chase that ended outside of Canton.

District Attorney John Bramlett identified the hospitalized suspect as Edgar Egbert, who faces six counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers, one count of kidnapping and one count of felony fleeing.

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Canton Mayor William Truly says one of the injured deputies was shot in the head.

He’s listed in critical condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The nature of the other deputy’s injuries or condition has not been released.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker told reporters the incident happened after deputies responded to a call around 7:15 a.m. about a possible hostage situation.