Grand Jury finds no criminal conduct by Harrison County Sheriff deputy in January shooting

The grand jury has investigated the circumstances leading up to the shooting of Reginald Michael Johnson by a deputy of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department on January 15th, 2021.

The grand jury makes the following report: “After full and deliberate consideration of all the facts and circumstances leading up to the January 15th, 2021 shooting of Reginald Michael Johnson, and the circumstances as they existed at the time of the shooting, the grand jury finds no criminal conduct on behalf of the deputy involved from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. There we find that no further action is warranted by this body.”

On January 15th, a deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance outside the Harrison County Courthouse on Lameuse Street. The deputy made contact with 48-year-old Reginald Johnson who displayed a knife and began to advance on the deputy.

The deputy discharged his service weapon, striking Johnson who was pronounced dead on the scene.

The deputy sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.


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