Jackson Police have identified the woman killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday as 21-year-old Crystaline Barnes
JPD is investigating the shooting that happened on Fernwood Drive.
JPD is currently investigating an officer involved shooting in the 1400 block of Fernwood Dr. Incident has resulted in the driver being shot after attempting to strike Officers with the vehicle. No additional info at this time.— Jackson Police Dept. (@JacksonMSPolice) January 27, 2018
Just after 7:30 a.m., an officer was conducting a traffic stop after receiving reports that a car forced another driver off the road.
After stopping the car and requesting for an additional unit for assistance, the car drove away.
Barnes then did a u-turn to get away from the responding unit, before stopping and driving in reverse towards a officer who had just gotten out of the patrol car.
The officer shot at the car before safely jumping out of its path and the car hit a patrol car.
Then Barnes drove forward again towards the initial officer who also shot into the car. She then hit a nearby utility pole just off of the road.
Police determined that Barnes was killed during the incident.
It remains unclear what lead to the Barnes's actions. Investigators are actively working to gathering additional information.
As a part of standard procedure, both officers will be placed on administrative leave with pay. Two separate investigations, both an internal and a criminal, will take place in order to determine whether any department polices or any laws have been violated.
This investigation is ongoing.
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