Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle shot in trooper’s home driveway

Published 5:50 am Thursday, August 4, 2022

A heavy presence of Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers was reported in Vicksburg after a trooper’s patrol car was struck multiple times by bullets while parked in the trooper’s home driveway.

The Vicksburg Police Department responded to a possible burglary in the 200 block of First Avenue Tuesday night that resulted in bullet holes in the patrol car of a Highway Patrol trooper living in the home.

According to Police Chief Penny Jones, contact was made with a Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper upon the arrival of Police Department units. The trooper stated that she had been awakened by shots fired in her driveway.

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The trooper found that her patrol unit had been damaged. The rear driver side window had been shattered and the rear passenger side window had a bullet hole in it. Shell casings were recovered at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Mississippi Highway Patrol declined to comment due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. However, a heavy MHP presence was reported throughout the Vicksburg area on Wednesday.

Those with information on the shooting are asked to contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.