Two arrested after police chase, shootout; one remains at large - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Two arrested after police chase, shootout; one remains at large

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Demontrae Beard (Source: JPD) Demontrae Beard (Source: JPD)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two men are in custody, and one suspect remains on the loose, following a police chase and shootout that happened on Tuesday night.

According to JPD, an investigation started at a home on Eminence Row. A fight began and police ended up chasing the suspects down Woodrow Wilson and State Street where shots were exchanged. 

Police say no one was injured. 

Authorities said when officers initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of West Street and Woodrow Wilson Blvd, a 2008 silver Volvo S80, refused to stop. 

The suspects traveled to the 3700 block of Brame Ave., where the driver of the vehicle, Demontrae Beard, 22, began firing at officers from the Volvo before fleeing the vehicle.

After an exchange of gunfire between police officers, Beard and a second occupant fled the vehicle on foot.

Beard was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. The second occupant was not captured. A third occupant of the vehicle, Stanley Cotton, 23, was arrested for outstanding misdemeanor warrants. 

Beard has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Beard is also wanted on outstanding warrants from the Ridgeland Police Department for auto theft and auto burglary.

According to Police Chief Lee Vance, they are still investigating the situation and have possibly connected the suspects to some other crimes in Jackson.

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