Man shoots person in head, sparking standoff with Mississippi officers, SWAT team

Published 5:42 am Thursday, May 9, 2024

A man has been arrested after reportedly shooting a person in the head and getting into a standoff with police officers and members of a Mississippi SWAT team.

Barnett Evans reportedly shot a person in the head shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Raymond Road.

The victim, who has not been identified, was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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Evans then fled the scene to a residence on Cooper Road and then another house on Treehaven Drive. where he reportedly got into a standoff with Jackson police and the SWAT team.

After hostage negotiations, Evan gave himself up to the authorities without incident.

Evans has been charged with aggravated assault.