MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in George County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting involving George County Sheriff’s Department that happened about 5 a.m. this morning near a residence on Jordon Road in George County.

George County Coroner DeeAnn Murrah identified the deceased as 58-year-old Michael Roy Carney. Murrah was called to the intersection of Broome School Road and Jordon Road at 7:17 a.m. She notified family at 11:16 a.m. of Carney’s death.

According to his Facebook page, Carney was single and originally from Carriere.

His body was taken to the state Crime Lab in Biloxi for an autopsy.

This is the 12th officer-involved shooting in Mississippi this year — and the third in South Mississippi.

Deputies from George County Sheriff’s Department were attempting to serve a warrant to a subject for making terroristic threats when the suspect pointed a weapon toward the deputies.

According to news reports, the shooting came after a 16-hour standoff after George County deputies attempted to serve Carney with a warrant. No deputies or other officers were injured.

MBI would not provide additional information, saying in a statement that “Due to this being an open and active investigation, MBI will offer no further comment at this time.”

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

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