MBI: 25-year-old killed after shooting at police in south Mississippi

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says police shot and killed a 25-year-old Natchez man fought with and then who shot at officers investigating a highway wreck.

Spokesman Warren Strain says Justin Tyler Harrigill died late Saturday night on Interstate 55 South about a mile south of Crystal Springs.

He says in a news release that Harrigill became uncooperative after a state trooper found his wrecked car about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He says the trooper called for help, and more troopers, Crystal Springs police and firefighters, and a hospital rescue crew responded.

Strain says nonlethal measures had no effect on Harrigill. He says Harrigill was shot after pulling a handgun and firing at the officers.