The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department that occurred on Nov. 24 on Brown Street in Meridian.
MBI received notification of this critical incident at approximately 5:45 a.m. Initial reports indicate that the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a homicide that occurred on Nov. 23, when deputies encountered a possible suspect in the homicide.
After a brief pursuit, an exchange of gunfire between the subject and law enforcement occurred. During the exchange, one deputy was injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The subject was arrested.
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.