OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — A deputy U.S. marshal was shot Friday in Oxford while pursuing an Arkansas murder suspect.
The suspect is dead. The deputy marshal is expected to fully recover, a source told WTVA anchor Morgan Burger.
Oxford police and Lafayette County sheriff's deputies responded to South Lamar Boulevard near the old hospital around 11:30 a.m.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said the deputy marshal was part of a team trying to find Hunter Carlstrom, 33, who was charged with capital murder in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
According to the MBI, the team did find Carlstrom and told him to get out of his vehicle when he opened fire of them.
The state said officers returned fire, wounded him and gave him medical attention until an ambulance showed up. However, Carlstrom later died.
A U.S. marshal told KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, Arkansas, that law enforcement also got Carlstrom's wife at the location of the shooting.