JPD officer shoots suspect - - Jackson, MS

JPD investigating officer involved shooting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police are investigating an officer involved shooting from earlier this morning.

It happened near the intersection of North State Street and Woodway Drive around 5:30 am.

Officer Colendula Green says police were called to the Texaco station to remove a vagrant who was lying in front of the business.

She says when he went only as far as the side of the building, police told him to move again.

At that point, she says the man put his hands in his pockets as if he had a weapon.

Green says when the man advanced toward an officer, the officer shot the man in the leg.

The officer is on administrative leave and an internal investigation is ongoing.

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