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One injured in officer-involved shooting in Woodville

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The subject of a pursuit in Wilkinson County Thursday morning has been shot, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer was engaged in a pursuit that ended in an exchange of gunfire near the intersection of 3rd Street South and Depot Street in Woodville. The subject of the pursuit was reported to have been injured.

The Attorney General’s Office released the following statement in regards to the incident:

“This morning, Thursday, December 30, 2021, a Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer was involved in an incident involving weapons’ fire in Woodville, Mississippi in Wilkinson County. One
individual was injured and is receiving medical care. Pursuant to HB 974, passed during the 2021 Legislative Session, regarding officer-involved shootings involving a State Trooper and resulting
in injury, the Attorney General’s Office is now actively engaged in what remains an open investigation. We will release more information as it becomes available.”

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