One killed in shooting involving Mississippi officer

Published 6:33 am Friday, May 31, 2024

State authorities are assessing an officer-involved shooting that took place in Jackson.

According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, officers with the Jackson Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance near Dixon Road Thursday night.

Upon arrival by police, an unidentified subject is reported to have approached an officer in a patrol vehicle and presented a weapon in the policeman’s direction. The officer discharged his firearm fatally striking the subject. Law enforcement involved did not receive any serious physical injuries.

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MBI is currently looking into the incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.