Deputy shot after pursuing suspect in Mississippi murder

Published 2:22 pm Friday, November 24, 2023

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department that occurred Friday morning on Brown Street in Meridian.

MBI received notification of this critical incident at approximately 5:45 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday when deputies encountered a possible suspect in the homicide.

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After a brief pursuit, an exchange of gunfire between the subject and law enforcement occurred. During the exchange, one deputy was injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The subject was arrested.

MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.