TIPPAH COUNTY, MS (WMC-TV) - Investigators released more information Monday about the shooting of a robbery suspect last week in Tippah County.
Investigators said Jeffery Everly, a robbery suspect, shot deputy Brent Garner in the leg last week. Deputies then shot and killed Beverly.
Monday, investigators said that surveillance video shows Everly, 38, as he robbed a Kentucky gas station last Tuesday. The video shows Everly strong-arm the attendant and run out with the gas station's cash-drawer, leaving behind his wallet.
Everly showed up the following day in Nashville.
"He committed three robberies in one day in Nashville, one of them in which he ran over a manager of a restaurant," said Jason Willis, an investigation with the Tippah County Sheriff's Office.
Thursday night, Everly was just outside of Ripley, Mississippi, where he tied up a 70-year-old woman, robbed her and stole her car.
Willis could not say why Everly ended up in Tippah County, but he was spotted when Ripley police noticed the elderly woman's stolen car.
"They tried to initiate a traffic stop, and the suspect fled," Willis said.
Everly led police on a 10-mile chase until he crashed the car in Tippah County, where he then ran into a wooded area.
Authorities found him two hours later.
"He ignored orders from the officers to come out," Willis said. "Shots were fired, and one of our part-time officers were shot in the leg, and the suspect (was) fatally wounded."
According to an investigator with the Tippah County Sheriff's Office, the 70-year-old victim robbery victim said Everly had a gun. However, Willis could not confirm Everly had a gun at the time of the shooting, saying he is not allowed to talk about that part of the investigation.
"The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is in charge of the investigation due to one of our officers being involved in the shooting," Willis said.
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