March 31, 2024

UPDATE: MBI Investigating Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting In Florence

Therese Apel

Darkhorse Press has confirmed authorities were involved in a line of duty shooting in Florence earlier this afternoon.

According to the MBI, the shooting involved the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department and happened on Walker Drive around 4:00 p.m.

Deputies with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a person threatening family members at a home.

When they arrived, the suspect discharged his weapon at deputies.

The deputies discharged their weapons, striking the suspect, who was transported to a hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Sheriff’s Department, there were no injuries to law enforcement.

This is a developing story. We will bring you more as it becomes available.

MBI said the deputies involved did not receive any serious physical injuries. 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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