Mississippi News

Officer-involved shooting in Hattiesburg

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Drug Enforcement Agency that occurred on June 3.

An agent and task force officer (TFO) were transporting two subjects to the Federal Courthouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. During transportation, an altercation occurred between the agent and one of the subjects resulting in the agent receiving injuries. The TFO discharged his weapon striking the subject. Both the agent and subject were transported to a local hospital. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.

WHLT-TV reported on the incident in this story.

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