SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A suspect has died after an officer-involved shooting that involved Simpson County deputies.
Bailey Martin, the press secretary for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS), said the shooting happened on Thursday, September 7 at the Quick Stop gas station on Highway 49 around 12:00 p.m.
Investigators said deputies initially received a call about a disturbance at a home on Highway 545 in Magee. When they arrived at the location, the suspect ran toward the Goodwater Cemetery.
During a fight with the suspect, deputies said he managed to take a patrol vehicle. They said he struck two vehicles during the chase.
The chase ended near the gas station. Investigators said the suspect emerged from the patrol vehicle with a deputy’s AR-15 rifle. He was shot by a deputy and later died.
Martin said the deputies involved did not receive any serious physical injuries.
Officials with the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department said they are not releasing the names of the parties involved at this time.
Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) are investigating the shooting. They will share their findings with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.