Man accused of shooting FBI agent in Jackson formally charged


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The man who was arrested for allegedly shooting an FBI agent in Jackson was indicted in the case. A federal court indicted Demario Cotton, 38, on Tuesday, July 13.

Cotton has been charged with assault, resisting or impeding a federal law enforcement officer and using/carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to investigators, Cotton shot the FBI agent on Saturday, June 26. According to Jackson Police Officer Sam Brown, a traffic stop was being conducted in the area of Oaklawn and El Paso Street around 11:00 p.m. when Cotton opened fire on officers, hitting an FBI agent and fled the scene.

Cotton was later arrested in Jackson on June 30.

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