MBI investigates Corinth officer-involved shooting

djournal-In-the-NewsBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has begun the investigation of a second officer-involved shooting in Alcorn County in less than a month.

Neither the name of the Corinth police officer nor that of the shooting victim is being released at this time, but the victim was transported from Magnolia Regional Health Center, where he received initial treatment Thursday night, to The Med – The Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

According to a press release from the Corinth Police Department and Chief David Lancaster, Lancaster called MBI after an officer discharged his weapon about 10:15 p.m. Thursday during the attempted arrest of a suspect.

According to Lancaster’s report, the officer went to a house on Allen Street after the police department received a call reporting a man with a gun had forced his way into the home. When the officer arrived the suspect had left, and the officer went on to the suspect’s residence on Clay Drive, where the shooting occurred.

When the officer arrived at the suspect’s home, the suspect opened the door with a handgun pointed at the officer, according to Lancaster’s report.

The case remains under investigation by the MBI, and further information will not be released before Monday, either by the MBI or Lancaster, the press release said.

The MBI also continues the investigation of a shooting involving an Alcorn County deputy two days before Christmas.

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