October 30, 2021

Man killed in Clinton officer-involved shooting

Mary Apel

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is analyzing a Friday officer-involved shooting by a Clinton police officer.

Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman says the incident happened Friday night after officers attempted to stop a man they believe stole a Ford pickup truck from Jackson and drove into Clinton.

Hayman said the man, who has not been identified, would not stop but instead began to evade police and drive back to Jackson.

During the police pursuit, Hayman says the man rammed into a Clinton police officer’s cruiser and crashed into a gate at the Terrace Point Apartments on McFadden Road in Jackson.

Police say the man got out of the car and tried to start a fight with an officer. The man was shot after he allegedly pulled a weapon on officers, police said.

The shooting is under investigation by the MBI.

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