MBI investigating officer-involved shooting near Hattiesburg High School

Pine Belt

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) are investigating after one person was injured during an officer-involved shooting near Hattiesburg High School.

Hattiesburg police said officers responded to a report of an individual brandishing a weapon near the school just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers located the individual with the weapon near West 5th Street and Oliver Avenue.

When the officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, shots were fired, and the suspect was injured. The suspect was transported from the scene to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

MBI Special Agents are gathering evidence as part of this ongoing investigation and will share their findings with the local District Attorney’s office. According to the agency, they do not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents.

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