Ridgeland Police officers shot at; suspect turned himself in
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Ridgeland police were called to the Oakbrook Apartments on Old Canton Road.
There they found someone driving a GMC pick-up wildly in the parking lot.
Residents at the apartment complex say it was chaos.
"I mean at least 10 to 12 shots and when I heard, I was like oh my gosh, there's somebody shooting like right here and that's when I heard all the sirens and things like that and I knew it was something close by," said eye witness, Victor Jackson.
Police say the suspect is Corey Laird of Terry.
"Mr. Laird left the scene as soon as he saw the officers at a high rate of speed. He encountered two other officers at the entrance of the parking lot there and did not slow up, rammed both vehicles. Gun shots were exchanged," said Lt. Brian Myers, Ridgeland Police Department.
One police cruiser was hit by Laird's truck and authorities say one bullet ricoched off one officer's car.
There was a volley of gun fire and the suspect fled the scene.
"Later in the evening, we learned that he had dropped a passenger off that was with him during the shooting. He had abandoned her at CMMC. She was left there with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder," Lt. Myers added.
Twenty-four-year-old Corey Lamon laird turned himself in to Jackson police who then turned laird over to Ridgeland authorities. He's been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.
Oakbrook residents say they were surprised by all of the commotion their neighborhood is usually quiet and peaceful.
"Right here in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I would not expect that, but it happened and that's just something we just seen, it was a lot of cops out there and the ambulance and things like that," added Jackson.
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