Lauderdale Co. Judge shot outside courthouse in downtown Meridian, Miss.

Chancery Judge Charlie Smith.
Chancery Judge Charlie Smith.(WTOK)
Updated: Mar. 16, 2020 at 9:29 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Lauderdale County Judge was shot outside the county courthouse in downtown Meridian Monday morning, WTOK reports.

According to Meridian Police Lt. Rita Jack, Chancery Judge Charlie Smith was ambushed and shot when he was getting out of truck to go inside the courthouse.

Meridian Police Lt. Rita Jack said Smith underwent surgery Monday morning and was later taken to a Jackson hospital where he is in stable condition.\

The shooter has not been apprehended.

“We are working with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office to get video surveillance and we’re hoping to get a break soon in this case,” said Jack.

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to report it to Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.

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