Arrest made in Tishomingo County officer-involved shooting

Law enforcement has arrested a man sought following an officer-involved shooting in Tishomingo County.

Posted: May 4, 2018 8:11 AM
Updated: May 7, 2018 9:09 AM

Update 05/06/18 9:43 p.m. - According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office website, Turner has been transferred to officials in Tishomingo County. 
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement has arrested a man sought following an officer-involved shooting in Tishomingo County.

Brian Turner was taken into custody in Wayne County, Tennessee.  Local law enforcement was informed of the arrest around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department originally described Turner as a person of interest in the Thursday night shooting between Dennis and Belmont.

Brian Turner | Photo: Tishomingo County Sheriff's Dept.

Location of scene

Now, however, he is being identified as a suspect in the case.

Original story below

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press release the sheriff's office and Belmont police were involved in an officer-involved shooting. 

According to the press release, officers pulled over a black Dodge single-cab pickup truck in the area of County Road 35 sometime near 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's department says the driver of the truck, a white man, struck a deputy's patrol vehicle with his own vehicle, causing damage to it.

Officers say the driver then pointed an assault rifle at the officers and began firing. A Belmont patrol vehicle was hit. The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect's vehicle. The suspect left the scene. The officers were not injured, but they were checked by medical personnel.

Near noon on Friday, the sheriff's department identified Brian Turner, 45, of Tishomingo, as a person-of-interest in the case. Officers are wishing to speak with him.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a black 2000 Dodge 1500 pickup truck. It will have damage to the passenger side, as well as the rear.

Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty is asking the public if anyone sees a vehicle matching this description or Turner to contact 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Burea of Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

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