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Man arrested for shooting at Clinton officer who was attempting traffic stop on I-20

Man shoots at Clinton officer who was attempting a traffic stop on I-20
Man shoots at Clinton officer who was attempting a traffic stop on I-20(Clinton Police Department)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 8:40 PM CDT
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CLINTON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man was arrested after shooting at a Clinton police officer who was attempting a traffic stop Wednesday evening, police say.

The officer was attempting the traffic stop on I-20 eastbound when the motorist drove through it.

The driver then began shooting while driving, not stopping until he reached the Woody Drive area of Jackson.

According to Clinton officer Josh Frazier, it was there that the suspect, Jerry McAlister, 45, and the officer got into a fight and the officer’s knee was injured.

The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

McAlister then fled the scene on foot but the gun he had was recovered. A female passenger who was in the vehicle with McAlister was taken into custody.

Later in the evening, McAlister was also taken into custody, being apprehended on Fleetwood Drive in Jackson.

McAlister is registered as a sex offender.

He has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and fleeing a traffic stop. Other charges could be pending.

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