$50,000 reward offered for leading to arrest of suspect in shooting of FBI agent

Published 4:39 pm Monday, June 28, 2021

The FBI Jackson Field Office is offering a $50,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who shot one of their agents Saturday.

Demario Lamar Cotton is suspected of shooting an agent from the Jackson office at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop near Oaklawn and El Paso Street.

Cotton, 38, was charged with a two-count criminal complaint Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. A federal arrest warrant has been issued by a U.S. Magistrate judge.

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The Jackson man is charged with one count of using a firearm to assault, resist, or impede a federal law enforcement officer who was engaged in the performance of official duties. He also is charged with one count of using, carrying or discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or log onto tips.fbi.gov.