Mississippi Officers Injured, One Killed in Shooting at Apartment Complex

Officers reportedly tried to taser the suspect when he opened fire on them.

LawOfficer | Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Update: University of Mississippi Medical Center officials report that one officer has died.

PEARL, Miss. - WAPT reports that three Pearl police officers were wounded and a suspect killed, while serving a warrant at an apartment complex.

WAPT Images: Pearl Officers Shot, Suspect Killed

Authorities state that officers were serving a warrant at the Colony Park Apartments, and had entered one apartment when the suspect did not open the door. Once inside the officers found the suspect inside a bathtub. The officers reportedly tried to taser the suspect when he opened fire on them. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

According to WAPT, Pearl police spokesman Butch Townsend reported that two officers were shot and a third officer was injured. One officer is reportedly in critical condition. The other officer shot is in serious condition. All were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Mississippi Officer Dies after Apartment Complex Shootout

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