Man shot by Mississippi deputy was suspect in human trafficking sting, investigators say

Published 9:32 pm Thursday, August 18, 2022

A human trafficking suspect was shot by a Mississippi sheriff’s deputy Thursday after investigators say the suspect tried to run over a deputy.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office deputies say Darielle Devonte Sparks, 26, of Marion, Arkansas, was shot Thursday afternoon as deputies were working a human trafficking sting operation.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, deputies said. Sparks was expected to survive the shooting, deputies said.

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Upon release from the hospital, deputies said, Sparks will be charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. Additional charges are like, deputies said.