Medic shot during welfare check of 84-year-old woman

Published 8:32 am Saturday, August 19, 2023

A medic was shot while assisting police and other emergency responders during a welfare check of an 84-year-old woman Friday night.

The incident happened in Magee, a small Mississippi city located between Jackson and Hattiesburg along U. S. Hwy. 49.

According to the Magee Police Department, police officers joined with Covington County Emergency Medical Services about 8 p.m. to a home on 7th Avenue Southeast for a welfare check of the woman. She was reported to have a history of medical conditions.

“Officers and EMS attempted contact at the residence for several minutes when a single shot was fired through the carport door, striking a medic in the abdomen,” a press release read. “Magee officers and Simpson County deputies secured the area and were able to talk the elderly woman out of the home, recover the weapon, and have her transported for evaluation by Covington County Ambulance.”

According to MPD, the medic was transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg and is in stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation.