Mississippi deputy fatally shoots man, state agency says

Published 6:54 pm Sunday, April 9, 2023

A sheriff’s deputy in south Mississippi on Sunday shot and killed a person who approached the deputy’s parked vehicle while holding a weapon, a state agency said.

A news release from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said the Lincoln County deputy was parked on the side of a state highway when the shooting happened at about 10:30 a.m.

The news release did not name the deputy or the person who was killed. It said no officers were injured.

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is examining what happened, as it does with most shootings of or by law enforcement officers in the state. The bureau is a division of the Department of Public Safety.