Suspect being escorted to court grabs gun, shoots Mississippi officer
Published 7:57 pm Thursday, February 1, 2024
A suspect being escorted into a Mississippi courtroom was able to gain control of a gun and shoot a police officer.
According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), a Meridian police officer was escorting the subject into a court hearing Thursday. When the suspect shot the officer, another Meridian officer shot the suspect.
Both the officer and suspect are recovering at Meridian hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The press release stated the incident is still under investigation and the information could change.