Suspect wanted in shooting of FBI agent captured in Jackson

A suspect wanted in the shooting of an FBI agent over the weekend has been taken into custody.

The FBI said in a press release that Demario Lamar Cotton was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday morning in Jackson.

A reward of up to $50,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction Cotton, who is accused of shooting the FBI special agents in Jackson. The agent was assisting Jackson police on Saturday night when he was shot.

The agent was released from a hospital after being treated, authorities said.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Cotton, 38, the FBI said in a news release. Cotton was described by the FBI as a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang. He has several tattoos, including the word “THUG” on his right hand and the word “LIFE” on his left hand, the FBI said. He’s been known by aliases, including Kountry Kane and “Big Kountry,” the agency said.

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