Person shot by Simpson Co. deputies stole patrol car, led officers on chase
SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - More details are emerging about an officer-involved shooting at a Simpson County gas station that left one suspect dead.
The incident began after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Highway 545.
When officers arrived, the suspect ran on foot to a cemetery. During a physical altercation, the suspect stole a patrol vehicle.
They then led deputies on a short chase in which the suspect struck at least two vehicles. They would later pull over at the Quick Stop gas station on U.S. Highway 49.
Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins says that’s when the suspect got out of the car carrying an AR-15. As the suspect approached the officer, the suspect was shot and killed.
The sheriff’s department is not releasing the names of the parties involved at this time.
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