MBI investigating officer-involved shooting outside Mississippi supermarket

Published 10:35 pm Friday, January 19, 2024

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a Hinds County Sheriff’s Deputy that occurred Friday.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. a deputy with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department was working as a security guard at the Kroger on Interstate 55 in Jackson when the deputy was notified of a disturbance in the parking lot. Upon approaching the vehicle with the subject involved, the deputy saw what appeared to be a weapon and discharged his weapon, striking the subject.

The subject received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The deputy involved did not receive any serious physical injuries. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

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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.