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Special grand jury will hear evidence in Tupelo police shooting

County prosecutors plan to call a special grand jury to hear evidence in the shooting last month of a black man by a white Tupelo police officer.
           
District Attorney John Weddle tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
 that he hopes he will be able to present the case involving the fatal shooting of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert to a grand jury before September, which is when the next panel is expected to convene.
           
Shumpert ran from police during a June 18 traffic stop. Following an altercation with Officer Tyler Cook and a K-9 unit, Shumpert was shot four times and died the next day.
           
Weddle said Thursday he would look at calling a special grand jury before September if the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finishes its investigation before early August.           
           

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