TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A law enforcement chase of a vehicle early Saturday led to an officer-involved shooting in Tupelo — an ordeal witnessed from a van by children at the Tupelo Children's Mansion after they attended a youth event.
Police Captain Chuck McDougald said the chase started in Union County and Tupelo police found out about it around 1 a.m.
It ended at Hillsdale and East Main streets, and the suspect ran away onto the Tupelo Children's Mansion's property.
Children's Mansion leaders Stephen and Erma Judd posted on Facebook that children saw what had happened and that the wanted man breached campus security.
Another post showed a picture of a bullet hole in a chapel on the campus.
Officers said they found the wanted male and an officer-involved shooting occurred.
An ambulance took that person to North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. No officers or citizens were injured.
Officers added they found a firearm where the shooting happened.
The Tupelo Police Department is working with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to investigate the incident.
Meanwhile, the Judds on Facebook commended how law enforcement handled the situation.