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Officer involved shooting under investigation

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An officer involved shooting investigation is underway in the Capital City.

Police first responded to the report of a man shot at the Scottish Inns in the 2600 block of Highway 80 just before 11 p.m. Friday.

There authorities said a citizen alerted officers to a man with a gun next door at the Relax Inn.

J.P. D. Officer Colendula Green said a Precinct Two officer spotted a man with the gun.

He was later identified as 26 year old Joshua Gilmore of Jackson.

Green said Gilmore pointed the gun at the officer then the officer shot and wounded him.

Gilmore was transported to University Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

The un-named Precinct Two officer is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

The identity and injuries of the initial shooting victim are not known at this time.

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