MBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Attala County

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UPDATE: 1/23/2020 10:26 a.m.

ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – According to court documents, Roland Dampeer waived his rights to a detention hearing. He will not appear in court on Thursday.

Roland Dampeer

UPDATE: 1/22/2020: 2:19 p.m.

ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Court documents showed a timeline of events that led up to an officer-involved shooting in Attala County.

You can read the complaint against the suspect, Roland Dampeer, below:

The postal worker, Sherry Ingold, is still in the hospital.

Dampeer is expected to appear in federal court in Oxford on Thursday, January 23.


UPDATE: 1/17/2020 12:00 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – United States Postal Inspector Tony Robinson said the suspect, who allegedly shot a postal worker in Attala County, has been taken into federal custody.

The postal worker is still hospitalized in Jackson.

Authorities have not released the names of the suspect or the victim.


UPDATE: 1/17/2020 10:43 a.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A postal worker in rural Mississippi is in critical condition after being shot while delivering mail. News outlets report the man accused of shooting the worker Thursday was shot by law enforcement.

The Attala County sheriff says the man initially tried to kidnap a woman at a grocery store near Kosciusko. That woman got away.

The postal worker was shot along Mississippi Highway 35. Both the man and the postal worker were taken to a hospital in Jackson for treatment.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the officer-involved shooting.


ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Attala County. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon.

According to Breezynews.com, the suspect and victim were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Sheriff Tim Nail said the victim was airlifted.

According to the Attala County EMA Director, Danny Townsend, someone was trying to pull over cars in the county. Townsend said the driver pulled someone over north of Kosciusko and shots were fired.

Additional details have not been released.

MBI Special Agents, assisted by the MBI Crime Scene Unit, will gather evidence and conduct interviews as part of the ongoing investigation.

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