Yazoo City police chief resigns, according to sources

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YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WJTV) – Yazoo City Police Chief Jay Winstead has resigned, according to multiple sources.

His resignation comes after a string of shootings this weekend in the city.

In the first shooting, several people were injured while sitting on a porch Friday night. The shooting happened on Slyvan Court. The second shooting happened early Saturday morning on North Cherry Street. A girl was shot in the arm while asleep in her bed. Her injuries are non life-threatening.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff confirmed he will act as the interim police chief.

“I said yes because being the sheriff of Yazoo County, the citizens voted for me, as well as the county. I want to give something back to the city and get this moving in the right direction,” said Sheriff.

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