Mississippi police officer, one other dead after officer-involved shooting, police say

Published 9:36 pm Thursday, June 9, 2022

A police officer has died along with one other person after an officer-involved shooting Thursday in an eastern Mississippi city, authorities said, adding a suspect was being sought.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that it is investigating the shooting and also seeking the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old suspect who could be armed and dangerous.

The police officer wasn’t immediately identified and authorities did not disclose specifics other than to say they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation statement said only that the officer and a ‚Äúdeceased female” were both found at the scene on a Meridian avenue.

Meridian, a city of more than 40,000, is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of the Mississippi capital of Jackson.