COFFEEVILLE (AP) – Authorities say a Coffeeville police officer has been wounded and another man killed in a shootout over the weekend.
WMC-TV reports that the Officer Kurt Savage underwent surgery at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the officer was alone in responding to a domestic violence call about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say a man at the address, David Long, pulled a handgun and fired at the officer. Savage was shot four times, and his return fire killed Long, who was in a wheelchair.
DPS says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping Coffeeville police conduct interviews about what happened.