UPDATE: THURSDAY, 2:00 PM
On Wednesday, October 19th, Lafayette County deputies were called to an emergency domestic call.
Before deputies got there, they learned that a man was arguing with a woman at the home and the woman kept asking for the man to give her the gun.
When deputies arrived, they found the white female outside of the home and learned that her two teenage children, ages 19 and 16 were still inside of the home, barricaded in their rooms.
Deputies immediately began negotiating with the white male subject, asking him to let the kids go and for him to come outside with the weapon.
During the negotiation, the male subject pointed his gun at deputies, who then fired their weapons, striking the male subject.
Medical aid was immediately rendered, but the male subject died.
The children were removed from the house and taken to safety.
MBI is now handling the investigation.
The LCSO will not release any names until all family can be notified.
ORIGINAL STORY, THURSDAY, 7:30 AM
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department that occurred on Wednesday, October 19, around 11:00 P.M. near Highway 334 in Oxford, Mississippi.
MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing their investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.
The condition of any officers and suspects involved has not been released.
This is a developing story. Check back with Darkhorse Press as we gather more information.