October 11, 2021

Madison County Coroner identifies man killed in officer-involved shooting Saturday

Therese Apel

A man who rushed Madison County deputies with his gun drawn died of injuries sustained when officers fired back, officials said.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland has identified the deceased suspect as Calvin Robinson, 52. Police say before the incident, Robinson was involved in a domestic dispute at Kemper Creek off of Yandell Road near Highway 51. Robinson was allegedly fighting with his wife. As police approached the address, they passed Robinson leaving the scene in his vehicle.

Deputies tried to pull him over, but then he fled the scene in his car, Sheriff Randy Tucker said. He pulled into a strip mall about a mile away. Deputies boxed his truck in, and a video shot at the scene shows Robinson get out of his truck with his gun drawn. Robinson is advancing toward two deputies with his gun when they fall to the ground and he is shot by two other deputies coming from a different angle.

Due to the graphic nature of that video and the fact that we do not have permission from the person who shot it, we will not publish that video.

According to Tucker, there were also several witnesses who saw the suspect come out of his car with the gun, and they heard police tell him to put his gun down. Officers on scene also had body cameras.

Tucker said two deputies fired shots. Robinson was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center by ambulance.

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

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