Police arrest armed man they say shot gun outside police headquarters, then entered building with gun

Published 2:13 pm Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jackson Police arrested an armed man Saturday morning after they say he entered the police station after discharging a firearm outside the building.

Police arrested Willie Gail, 61, and charged him with discharging a firearm in the city, possession of a firearm where prohibited, DUI and with possession of an open container of alcohol.

Police reported the incident began after Gail exited his vehicle following a dispute with a male passenger. Police say Gail discharged his firearm in front of Jackson Police Department headquarters.

Gail reportedly entered police building with the firearm.

Police confronted him and confiscated the weapon. The firearm was not discharged inside and no injuries were reported during the incident.