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.

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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.