A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed throughout a site visitors cease by a suspect who was killed by police following a automobile chase Thursday night, authorities mentioned.
George County Deputy Jeremy Malone was killed after he stopped a automobile round 5:15 p.m. on U.S. Route 98 in Rocky Creek, George County Sheriff Mitchell Mixon mentioned in a statement. The deputy was shot in entrance of a Greenback Common retailer, according to WLOX-TV, which aired video displaying a number of police autos on the scene.
The suspect, who was not instantly recognized, led police on a chase out of the county and the suspect was killed by police because the pursuit ended, Mixon mentioned.
After the suspect left George County, the chase went by way of Greene County into Perry County earlier than the suspect was fatally shot on U.S. 98 close to Beaumont, WLOX-TV reported.
“We ask that you simply maintain Deputy Malone’s household, in addition to the George County Sheriff’s Workplace and neighborhood in your ideas and prayers,” Mixon mentioned.
Mixon is the newly elected sheriff of George County and was simply sworn into workplace earlier this week, WLOX-TV reported.
The Mississippi Division of Investigations will oversee investigations into the shootings.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves confirmed the deputy’s demise in a social media post.
“Tonight, Mississippi’s coronary heart breaks for George County Sheriff’s Workplace Deputy Jeremy Malone who was shot and killed within the line of obligation,” Reeves wrote. “Mississippi will at all times keep in mind Deputy Malone. Our state stays deeply grateful for all our legislation enforcement officers who bravely place their lives on the road daily in protection of our communities.”
In accordance with the Officer Down Memorial Page, greater than 300 officers have been killed within the line of obligation in Mississippi.