MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Flowood - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Flowood

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in the Kroger parking lot on Highway 25. 

Flowood Police were called to the Kroger, near Castlewoods and Grants Ferry Road, around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night to apprehend someone.

Police Chief Richie McCluskey, not revealing the nature of the crime, said the person would not cooperate.

"Our officers approached the suspect, the suspect got into his car, attempted to run over one of our officers," said Chief Richie McCluskey. "Our officers shot into the car as he's getting out of the way from my understanding. The suspect was hit and continued through the parking lot where he wrecked his car in a ditch near Grants Ferry."

McCluskey said he called in the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Crime Scene Unit because his officer was involved.

This is a standard operating procedure.

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"The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated," added Chief McCluskey. "The case has been turned over to MBI, just to ensure the integrity of the case. We want them to look at it and we're going to be doing our own investigation."

Chief McCluskey said the officer was not injured, but he would not release the condition of the suspect or his name, pending the outcome of the investigation. 

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