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Update: U.S. Marshal Task Force Member Shot in Jackson

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The scanner call went out at around 6:30 a.m. An officer was down at an address on Archer Avenue in Jackson.

According to Richard Griffin, the Supervisory Inspector over the Jackson Office of the the U.S. Marshals' Gulf Coast Regional task force, the victim is a "special deputy", who was serving a warrant. He was shot in the lower right abdomen. The special deputy was rushed to UMC, where his listed in fair condition.

The task force was serving a warrant for murder. The person the task force was after was not at the house, but at least 5 other people were. They are all being questioned. The suspected shooter is in custody.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says the injured officer is a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent assigned to work with the federal agency. Strain said the agent's name won't be released because he does undercover work.
   
Strain said someone in the house shot at the members of the task force. One of the people in the house, 38-year-old Arturo Rodriguez, was being treated for an injury.
   
Strain said it's early in the investigation and the crime scene is still being processed. Immigration and customs agents took 3 additional people into custody from the scene. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is being brought in to help with the case.


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