Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Jackson identified

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 3:03 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A suspect accused of shooting at one person and aiming a gun at a Jackson Police officer is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Jackson.

Jackson Police say the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is leading the review of the incident that occurred Monday afternoon at Livingston Road and Collier Avenue.

It happened around 1:30 p.m.

The officer arrived on the scene and noticed 38-year-old Tyrone Jones firing shots at a woman inside of a vehicle, Jackson Police Department spokesman Sam Brown said.

The officer instructed the suspect to drop the weapon. Instead, he turned the weapon on the officer, and the officer fired, hitting the suspect.

”The vehicle that the subject was shooting at received several rounds to the vehicle, windows shot out. So that officer saved that young lady’s life and possibly other lives in that community,” Chief Davis said.

The officer, whose name has not been released, is on administrative leave with pay.

Chief Davis says he is a 25-year veteran of the force who is looking forward to retirement.

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