Update: Harrison County deputy involved in shooting resigns

Many people along the Coast are still wondering what exactly happened during the July 28th investigation where a Harrison County deputy was shot with his own gun.
Authorities are now confirming that the deputy resigned from the sheriff’s department on September 1st.
Authorities are still keeping quiet about information surrounding how the deputy was shot, but Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells News 25 the deputy was not forced to resign and that no charges will be filed against him.
It’s been nearly three months and the identity has not been released of the deputy that sent authorities on a man hunt for a shooter in north Harrison County. The deputy was taken by helicopter to the hospital after being shot in the chest. Multiple agencies spent weeks searching for the suspect the deputy said attacked him.
Last month, the Biloxi Police Department pulled out of the investigation, never finding evidence proving another person was at the scene.
During a press conference last month, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations said the gun used was the deputy’s. News 25 reached out to the MBI for a comment, but have yet to hear back. More than 100 man hours were spent on the investigation.

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