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Yazoo officer hit by suspect's car identified

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YAZOO CITY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Yazoo City officer that was hit by car by a suspect earlier this month has been identified.

Officer James Shiers is now back at work after he was hit by a car driven by Cruzette Lofton.

Yazoo City Police Chief Jeff Curtis said that the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop at 14th Street and Calhoun, but Lofton failed to stop.

He received non life-threatening injuries after he was shot by Officer Shiers during the pursuit. Lofton then hit the officer with his car. 

The suspect has been released from the hospital and is being held on multiple charges, including attempted murder. 

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