Investigation of officer involved fatal shooting - - Jackson, MS

Investigation of officer involved fatal shooting

MOUND BAYOU, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities in Bolivar County are investigating an officer involved fatal shooting in the town of Mound Bayou.

Investigators said gunfire was exchanged between three men outside the Elks Lounge on Martin Luther King Drive.

Around 2 a.m. Mound Bayou Police arrived and ordered the men to drop their weapons.

Bolivar County Coroner Dr. Nate Brown said one man, 39 year old Algenone Williams, continued firing.

An unidentified officer reportedly returned gunfire and struck Williams once in the neck.

The Mound Bayou resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been transported to Jackson for autopsy.

The investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing.

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