Mississippi Police Officer Shot Dead During "Deadly Shootout"

A western Mississippi town is mourning the loss of a police officer after she was shot dead on Tuesday. Local police say that the suspect is in custody.

Greenville Police Officer Myiesha Stewart, 30, was shot dead on Tuesday while responding to a reported shooting
Greenville Police Officer Myiesha Stewart, 30, was shot dead on Tuesday while responding to a reported shooting

30-year-old Myiesha Stewart, a Greenville police detective, was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon after responding to reports of a shooting near the intersection of US Highway 82 and Mississippi Highway 1.


Authorities have not released many details about the incident, however, local media outlets reported that the suspect who killed Ms Stewart also shot another man in the head and a woman in the foot.


Greenville Police Department confirmed that the suspect was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson after being injured in the shootout and remains in custody.



The Mayor of Greenville, Errick Simmons released this statement on Tuesday evening: "I have learned of an officer-involved shooting that occurred this afternoon near Reed and Rebecca Streets in Greenville.


"Several people were injured by gunshots, including an investigator with the Greenville Police Department who has unfortunately passed away as a result of the incident.


"Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell has been notified and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter. Greenville Chief of Police Marcus Turner, Sr. and I have visited with the family of the deceased officer, and we asked on behalf of the family for your continued prayers, condolences, and support during this very difficult time."


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