02/25/2008

Miss. officers fatally shoot burglar

The Associated Press

FLOWOOD, Miss. — A man is dead after a Flowood police officer allegedly shot him while responding to a burglary call.

Jackson television station WAPT reported the shooting happened Sunday after officers responded to the Woods of Lakeland apartment complex about 9:30 p.m.

The station reported that officers were running after the suspect when they said he pulled a knife and charged the officers on Flowood Drive. That's when police officials said 1 of the officers allegedly shot and killed the suspect.

Neither the dead man's identity nor that of the officers has been released.

The station says the Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting.

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