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Drug suspect fired on by JPD at restaurant

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Some terrifying moments at a fast food restaurant Woodrow Wilson Boulevard.

Witnesses say a man placing an order at the Church's Fried Chicken counter turned out to be a person of interest to law enforcement.

An undercover Jackson police officer spotted the man and tried to apprehend him.

A customer told us she heard several shots after the man took off.

Police spokesperson Conlendula Green says officers fired two shots at the rear driver's side tire of the 2002 Ford Taurus driven by 25-year-old Thomas Pinkston.

Green said Pinkston tried to run over three officers as he fled the parking lot.

The Taurus struck an A-M-R ambulance and an unmarked city vehicle on the way out.

Pinkston was finally apprehended on prosperity street where he was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and three counts of aggravated assault.

Green said traffic violations are also pending.

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