One man is in custody after he fled from Hinds County Sheriff's deputies and crashed, injuring multiple children.
Hinds County Sheriff’s officials were on the scene near Hwy 18 and Maddox Road where the fleeing suspect ran the light, crashing into another vehicle.
Deputies attempted to stop a wanted man near Thousand Oaks Drive when the suspect allegedly rammed a sheriff’s deputy's car and attempted to run over the officer.
The officer fired shots at the suspect, but no one was hit.
According to Major Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, a 5-month-old child was driven to a nearby hospital and later air-lifted to UMMC with severe injuries.
Other children and an unidentified woman were also transported to a local hospital. Their condition and ages are unknown.
The occupant of the other vehicle was alert and talking to officers. His condition is unknown at this time.
31-year-old Jonathan D. Summers, of Raymond, was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including felony fleeing, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felon in possession of a firearm and multiple counts of child endangerment.
"The police pulled their pistols on them. They were about to shoot him, but he ducked behind the car, reached in the car and grabbed a newborn baby an started heading down towards Highway 18," said an eyewitness. "From my understanding, they was firing before the accident, cause there's bullet holes in the back of the trunk. Looks like one of them little boys got scrapped on the neck. I don't know if it was by glass or bullet. I don't know, but they was all shook up. There was kids in that car. One of them kids could have lost their lives, or someone else."
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and MHP were called to the scene to investigate the shooting incident and the crash.
This investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available.
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