April 6, 2022

MBI investigating officer involved shooting in Madison

Mary Apel

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a restaurant in Madison.

On Tuesday, April 5, at approximately 9:29 PM, the Madison Police Department responded to a call of “unknown trouble” at the Longhorn Restaurant in Madison.

According to the call from an employee, a male subject who was in the restaurant indicated to the restaurant’s staff that he needed police assistance.

As uniformed police officers arrived at the restaurant, they encountered the male subject in his vehicle. As the officers approached the subject to question him regarding the call, the male subject produced a handgun and fired at the officers.

Officers returned fire with their service weapons striking the subject. Upon the officers securing the subject and his weapon, medical aid was provided.

Madison Fire Department paramedics provided further medical aid to the male subject. The subject was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center by Pafford Ambulance Service where he was listed in stable condition.

An officer received minor cuts from broken glass during the incident. No other officers or persons were injured.

As is standard protocol for officer involved shootings, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was contacted and arrived on the scene to conduct the investigation of the incident and shooting.

Also as standard practice, the officers involved have been placed in an administrative assignment status until such time that the investigation and administrative review of the incident has been completed.

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