Police officer gravely wounded by escaped inmate - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Police officer gravely wounded by escaped inmate

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson police officer is seriously injured after a struggle with an inmate.

Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance told us late Friday night the officer was in "grave condition." we have confirmed he was airlifted to UMC with a gunshot wound.

This all started after 9 p.m. Friday night when two JPD officers were transporting the inmate to the Hinds County Detention Center.

Jackson police say the inmate jumped out of the JPD cruiser and ran behind the Sonic restaurant off Highway 18.

The officers chased after him into a wooded area and lost contact with dispatch. One policeman got into a struggle with the inmate and sources close to WLBT say the officer was shot in the groin area. The other officer and the inmate were recovered unharmed.

Metro One, Raymond Police, Hinds Sheriff's deputies and JPD all aided in the search and capture of the inmate.

The Hinds County Sheriff's Department is now conducting an investigating into this incident.

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