Truck robbery suspect shot, killed by Mississippi officer after appearing to pull out weapon

Published 7:25 am Saturday, October 30, 2021

A suspect was shot and killed Friday night after he appeared to pull out a weapon during an altercation with a police officer, according to officials from the Clinton Police Department.

WLBT News reports that Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman said officers attempted to stop a man in a stolen pickup truck. When the suspect refused to stop, officers started to pursue the suspect.

Hayman said the suspect then rammed a Clinton police officer’s vehicle and crashed into a gate to an apartment complex on McFadden Road in Jackson.

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Hayman said the man then exited his vehicle. Soon after the suspect was fatally shot when he appeared as if he was about to pull out a weapon, Hayman said.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is investigating the incident.