A man just released from MDOC custody shot a woman in Baton Rouge, took her car and headed down Highway 61. He stopped there and threatened a clerk. That’s where Woodville police officers stepped in.
The officers responded to a Shell station where twenty-eight year old Gerry Byrd was waving two pistols, saying he wasn’t afraid to fire them. Police responded by shooting Byrd, critically injuring him.
Police Chief Jessie Stewart says it’s the first time there has been an officer-involved shooting in his forty-six years on the force.
Reporter Harrison Golden has more.
WOODVILLE, Miss. (WJTV) – The Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Department and Woodville Police responded to an officer-involved shooting.
The shooting happened at the Sprint Mart on U.S. 61.
According to authorities, police received a call about a man entering the gas station with a gun. An officer shot the suspect, but the officer was not hurt.
Investigators said the suspect was taken to a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to authorities, the man was reportedly wanted for shooting a woman in Baton Rouge.
There’s no word on the suspect’s condition at this time.