Police: Mississippi officer fatally shoots armed person

Published 4:04 pm Sunday, January 22, 2023

A person was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday morning near Jackson.

The Clinton Police Department received a call about a suspicious person wearing a ski mask at an apartment complex around 9 a.m.

When police arrived the person “displayed a weapon towards an officer,” according to a press release from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The officer was not injured in the incident.

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The fatal officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

Additional details and the identities of the officer and person were not immediately available.