Police searching for suspect who shot at Mississippi police officer

Published 5:15 am Saturday, July 2, 2022

Mississippi law enforcement is looking for a man who shot at a Brookhaven police officer Friday morning and is still at large.

Brookhaven Police Department officials report that the officer was shot at after approaching a subject for questioning.

A female officer saw a black male behind Lipsey School around 3:50 a.m. Friday and approached him to see what he was doing, said BPD Chief Kenneth Collins. The individual revealed a firearm and began shooting at the officer, who took cover behind her vehicle.

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The man fled and officers continue to seek his whereabouts.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call BPD at 601-833-2424.