Search on for gunman who shot at state trooper

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — A 26-year-old Jackson man is being sought in connection with a shoot-out with a Mississippi State trooper who tried to prevent the robbery of an elderly woman.

WLBT-TV reported on Saturday that the trooper saw Wilbert Coleman around 11:45 Friday morning in a parking lot of a mall.

The Highway Patrol says when the trooper approached Coleman, Coleman drew a revolver and fired at least two shots at the trooper. The trooper fired back. No one was shot.

Coleman fled in a green Buick onto Highway 80, where he ran on foot after getting a flat tire.

Jackson Police spokesman Eric Walls says 21-year-old Erica Johnson arrested and charged with armed robbery.