Mississippi agents investigating officer-involved shooting on Gulf Coast

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, May 22, 2024

One person has been injured in an officer-involved shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Officials with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Gulfport Police Department that occurred on May 22, 2024.

Narcotics officers with the Gulfport Police Department observed a suspicious subject walking along Dedeaux Road in Gulfport, Mississippi. When officers attempted to make contact with the subject, the subject fled and then presented a weapon to the officers.

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The officers then discharged their weapons, striking the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital.

The officer received no serious physical injuries. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

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.