Deputy, suspect dead after traffic stop turns into officer-involved shooting

Published 8:57 pm Thursday, January 4, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the George County Sheriff’s Department that occurred Thursday in Lucedale.

According to information released by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, a George County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop with a subject at a location on Highway 98 in Lucedale. While the deputy was approaching the vehicle, the subject fatally shot the deputy and fled the scene.

Multiple agencies were made aware of this incident and began to respond. The Mississippi Highway Patrol and George County Sheriff’s Department engaged the subject near Beaumont, Miss., where multiple rounds were fired. The subject received fatal
injuries at this location.

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This is a developing story and more information will be released as it is made available.