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Capital Murder Suspect Behind Bars After Copiah County Manhunt

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     Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley says it didn't take them long to catch up to 33-year-old Brandon Gilmore, a Sharkey County fugitive wanted for capital murder.
    According to Chief Swilley, Gilmore took off running when HPD officers caught up to him during a routine traffic patrol at Raja's Food Mart and Gas off Highway 51.
    Chief Swilley said, "Once the officers were on scene, Mr. Gilmore took off running on feet, and he pointed a weapon at one of my officers. My officer discharged his fire arm twice."
    That led Hazlehurst PD, Highway Patrol and the Copiah County Sheriff's Department on an hour long manhunt that ended near an Elm Street neighborhood.
    Chief Swilley told us that Gilmore had a woman with him at the time of his arrest. She has not been charged with anything at this point, but has been detained. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called in to interview her and assist with the investigation. 
    Chief Swilley says he is thankful to the community and other law enforcement agencies who assisted in capturing Gilmore. We will have more details on this case as they emerge.

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