Two Mississippi police officers killed in gunfight with man

Reuters

Two police officers were shot and killed in a southern Mississippi town during a gunfight with a 25-year-old man before dawn on Saturday, officials said.

The officers from Brookhaven, less than 60 miles (100 km) south of Jackson, had gone to a house to respond to a report that shots had been fired, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in an email.  

It was not immediately clear what led to the exchange of gunfire between the officers and the suspect.

The two officers, Corporal Zack Moak, 31, and Patrolman James White, 35, were transported to a Brookhaven hospital where they were pronounced dead, Strain said in the email.

The 25-year-old suspect, Marquis Aaron Flowers, who lives near the house where the shooting took place, was wounded in the gunfight and later taken to a Jackson hospital.

Flowers’ medical condition was not immediately known and it was not clear if he had an attorney. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The Brookhaven police chief did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Twitter called on people to pray for “the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mississippi-crime/two-mississippi-police-officers-killed-in-gunfight-with-man-idUSKCN1M90PV

2 thoughts on “Two Mississippi police officers killed in gunfight with man

  1. “The 25-year-old suspect,…”

    SUSPECT???

    “It was not immediately clear what led to the exchange of gunfire between the officers and the suspect.”

    Doesn’t matter.

    They were both armed, and he was armed.

    In other words… IT WAS A FAIR FIGHT (other than the fact that TWO PIGS tried to gang up on ONE MAN), WHICH HE WON – NO CHARGES WHATSOEVER SHOULD BE FORTHCOMING!!!

    “Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Twitter called on people to pray for “the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes.”

    HEROES?????

    PH%&K OFF & DIE, PHIL… FILTHY COMMIE jEWB#TCH!!!!!

    We’ll piss on your grave, scumbag!

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