June 30, 2022

Accused Texas killer shoots at law enforcement in Brookhaven after chase ensues

Therese Apel

Kentrell Brumfield

Shots were fired on the busiest thoroughfare in Brookhaven this morning after a state trooper attempted to stop a vehicle speeding on I-55.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says Thursday morning around 8:12 a.m., the trooper tried to stop a 2020 Toyota Camry that was speeding in Lincoln County around the 26 mile marker. When the car didn’t stop, the trooper initiated a pursuit north on I-55.

Another trooper was able to deploy stop sticks and disable the Camry, which then exited into the city of Brookhaven. The suspect lost control of the car and crashed into a concrete curb.

Kentrell Brumfield, 34, of Farmerville, LA, fired several shots at law enforcement before being taken into custody.

He has been booked into the Lincoln County Jail for two counts of attempted murder, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, felony fleeing, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and speeding. No injuries were reported in this incident, and criminal charges are also pending from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

This incident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Brumfield was wanted out of Harris County, Texas, where he is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend, Lioneicia Malveaux, who is currently in critical condition. Brittani Simmons, a friend of Malveaux’s, was killed in the shooting at a Harris County apartment complex Wednesday around 10 p.m. Simmons was simply at Malveaux’s house having dinner, officials said.

According to KHOU-11, Brumfield will be extradited back to Harris County once he is released from the charges in Mississippi.

KHOU reports that court documents show Brumfield was out on bond for attacking his ex-girlfriend at the same apartment complex.

In Texas, Brumfield faces a murder and aggravated assault charge, according to the Texas TV station. He also has prior aggravated robbery and assault charges.

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