According to authorities, there was a shootout in Greenville that resulted in the death of a Mississippi police officer and the recovery of numerous additional wounded individuals.
WLBT reports that the incident happened near state Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 82 on Tuesday at around 7:30 p.m.
Statement of Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons in Response to Officer Involved Death on October 11, 2022
“I have learned of an officer-involved shooting that occurred this afternoon near Reed and Rebecca Streets in Greenville. Several people were injured by gunshots, including an investigator with the Greenville Police Department who has unfortunately passed away as a result of the incident. Department of Pubic Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell has been notified and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter. Greenville Chief of Police Marcus Turner, Sr. and I have visited with family of the deceased officer and we asked on behalf of the family for your continued prayers, condolences, and support during this very difficult time.”
In a statement posted on the city’s Facebook page, Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons stated that “several people were hurt by bullets, including an investigator with the Greenville Police Department, who sadly lost away as a result of the incident.”
How did a Mississippi police officer die?
A male and a female were also shot in the head by the suspect, according to WLBT, which also cited law enforcement sources. According to the news source, crews airlifted the wounded suspect and the male victim to a nearby hospital for treatment.
After what is being called a significant gunfight in Greenville, one police officer is confirmed dead. Around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, it happened along Highway 1 and Highway 82.
The identity of the female police officer cannot be confirmed, according to 3 On Your Side.
According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect is accused of shooting a female victim in the foot and a man victim in the head. Both the suspect and the victim he is accused of the shooting have been evacuated to a hospital in Jackson.
The victim’s condition is yet unknown. The suspect is being treated and is in law enforcement custody, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
Mayor Errick D. Simmons of Greenville stated,
“I have learned about an officer-involved shooting that took place this afternoon near Reed and Rebecca Streets.” “Several persons were shot, including a Greenville Police Department detective who tragically passed away as a result of the incident.
I just had a visit with the family of the slain police officer in Greenville, and Marcus Turner, Sr., and I requested your continuing thoughts, sympathies, and support on their behalf. Mayor Simmons reports that Sean Tindell, the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, has been informed and that a thorough investigation will be carried out into this incident by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
The incident is still ongoing, and 3 On Your Side Medico Topics will update you as soon as we learn anything new.
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