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Jackson police investigate "accidental shooting"

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- Jackson police are investigating what is being described as an "accidental shooting" by one of their own officers.

27-year-old Sherman Jackson remains hospitalized after he was shot in the arm Saturday night. Police say Jackson and his friends were stopped by police on Santa Rosa Street. They say he refused to remove his hands from his pockets.

According to authorities, one officers' gun accidentally discharged, the other officer thought Jackson had opened fire. That's when the lawman shot Jackson in the arm.

Jackson's mother now wants to know who will pay her son's medical bills. Police say she needs to contact J-P-D's risk management unit and file a claim. 

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