Suspect steals car at gunpoint before being killed in Jefferson Co. officer involved shooting

Suspect steals car at gunpoint before being killed in Jefferson Co. officer involved shooting
One killed in deputy involved shooting. (Source: WLBT)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a man was killed in an officer involved shooting in Jefferson County.

Coroner Kendrick Rickey McDonald has identified the victim as 21-year-old Cameron Bennett of Fayette.

Bennett was shot and killed after the incident on Highway 28.

Sheriff Peter Walker says that Bennett took a car belonging to his stepfather who is a retired state trooper.

Two people who were passing by at the time stopped to check on Bennett.

He then took one of their cars at gunpoint, drove it further down the road and crashed that car as well.

Bennett then ran away from the scene. He was spotted a short time later by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy. Walker says he somehow got into her vehicle and the deadly shots were fired.

MBI is processing the scene.

This is a developing story.

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