March 2, 2024

Lauderdale County deputies involved in line of duty shooting

Therese Apel

(Photo: The Scotty Ray Report)

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident  occurred on March 1st, on Poplar Springs Drive in Meridian, Mississippi.

A deputy with the sheriff’s department was attempting to initiate a traffic stop on an alleged drunk driver. A passenger was asked to exit the vehicle when he discharged a weapon at the deputy, striking him with non-fatal injuries.

The deputy then discharged his weapon, striking the subject with fatal injuries. The driver was arrested with no injuries or further incident. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the
investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.

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