NATCHEZ , Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a carjacking suspect.
The Natchez Democrat reports that the shooting happened Thursday.
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said Cameron L. Bennett was shot and killed by one of his deputies Thursday when Bennett tried to run the deputy down using her squad car.
The sheriff said deputies were pursuing Bennett who had crashed two stolen cars. He said Bennett then got in the deputy’s vehicle and headed in her direction.
He said the deputy was “forced to protect herself.”
Walker said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations has taken over the case. MBI is responsible for the investigation of officer-involved shootings in the state.