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Officer involved shooting leaves 1 dead

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier today in George County. Shortly after midnight, George County deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop at the intersection of Old Highway 63 and Highway 63 but the driver failed yield. A pursuit ensued and involved George County deputies and a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper and ended on Highway 26 at Henry Cochran Road just west of Lucedale. Authorities were forced to discharge their weapons and male subject was killed. MBI agents and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene. The body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Pearl, Mississippi for autopsy. The name of the deceased is not being released pending the notification of next of kin.

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