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.

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The press release stated the incident is still under investigation and the information could change.