Police officers in north Mississippi have shot and killed a man who had fired a gun at them, a state Department of Public Safety spokesperson announced.
Bailey Martin said the shooting happened in Amory on Wednesday around 7 p.m. He said officers were responding to a call about a person firing a gun and that the officers “did not suffer any significant physical injuries.”
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WTVA-TV reported that the person killed was Shaquan Cribbs, 22, of Amory.
The station aired video footage provided by a person driving by who had just seen Cribbs walking on the side of the road. Amory Police Department The SUV was also stopped. The footage showed officers getting out of each SUV, but the person in the vehicle, which had a dashcam, continued driving and did not show any shots fired.
Cribbs' father, Brian McIntosh, told WTVA he wants to see more video to find out what happened.
“I never thought I would experience something like this in my life,” McIntosh said.
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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, part of the Department of Public Safety, is investigating the incident, as it does with most shootings by or by law enforcement officers.