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UPDATE: Man wanted in shooting of Hattiesburg police officer in custody

Victor Kirksey | Photo: Hattiesburg PD

One Hattiesburg police officer was shot in the leg Monday morning.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 1:32 PM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 6:45 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA) - A Hattiesburg police officer was shot in the leg Monday morning. 

WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg says officers were trying to serve a warrant at a home on Lexington Drive.  

Police identify the suspect as Victor Kirksey, who was sought for aggravated assault on a police officer. 

Officers said Kirksey was in custody late Monday afternoon.

The wounded officer was treated and released from a Hattiesburg hospital.

 

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