MBI investigating officer involved shooting in Jackson County

Shots were fired in Jackson County during a pursuit Wednesday afternoon after an armed carjacking suspect held up an elderly man and his wife.

Sheriff Mike Ezell says an unidentified suspect allegedly robbed the couple around 3:15 at a church in St. Martin. The suspect took off in the victim’s car and deputies located it a short time later. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit started. That’s when the suspect pulled into a residence in Latimer and shots were fired. The man was taken into custody without incident.

The sheriff says several charges are pending against the man. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will determine who fired the shots and sheriff’s investigators will handle the criminal charges. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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