August 18, 2021

Man shot after pulling weapon on police at the end of manhunt in Simpson County

Therese Apel

A man was injured Tuesday night after leading police on a foot chase in Simpson County.

Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins said in a release that Edgar Boyd Farmer was wanted in Florida on multiple felony warrants and had for some reason fled into a wooded area prior to law enforcement’s arrival.

Simpson County and Mendenhall called Rankin County K-9 units to assist in the search, and they tracked Farmer and found him in the woods just off Green Avenue.

As deputies approached, Farmer pulled a weapon and was shot by a Simpson County deputy.

Authorities began first aid  and the suspect was transported to a local hospital.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation now has the case, which is routine in officer-involved shootings.

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