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According to a report by WLBT last evening, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones says a woman is dead following a shooting near the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday a weapon and a Ford F-150 were stolen from a Jackson Public School. Moments later both the Clinton police and Hinds County Sheriff’s were notified of a woman in a Ford F-150 driving erratically. The vehicle arrived between the Raymond Detention Center and the Hinds County Work Center. The woman stated that she was there to get someone out of jail. She was armed with an automatic pistol.

Deputies repeatedly told the woman to drop her weapon. She would soon fire shots and three of the deputies returned fire.

“There were shots fired – there was an exchange of gunfire between the deputies and this armed female. As a result, the female was fatally wounded. She is deceased here at the scene,” he said. “There are no detention officers involved.”

When asked why all three deputies returned fire, Jones said “these deputies are trained to neutralize… a threat” and that he was thankful for their quick response.

The identity of the woman has not been made public. No deputies were injured during the shooting. The deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.

“Both the RDC and the Work Center along with all detainees are secure,” Jones said. “Neither facility was compromised and the shooting occurred on County Farm Road”

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.

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