LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Lincoln County sheriff's deputy is on leave after shooting an alleged home invader.
It happened early Sunday around 3 a.m.
The Brookhaven Daily Leader said the unidentified deputy reported hearing a noise inside his house.
He then discovered a masked man in his living room.
Thirty-seven-year-old Bobby Lee Mansell Junior of Bogue Chitto was shot inside the home but collapsed in the yard as he made his escape.
Mansell was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed.
The deputy is on routine paid leave for two weeks while an investigation is underway.
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