OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Oxford Police Department has revealed the identity of the man who died as a result of an officer-involved shooting.
In a video recording released Tuesday afternoon, Police Chief Jeff McCutchen identified the man as Clay Tatum, 38, of Lafayette County.
Oxford police identified the man as Clay Tatum, 38, of Lafayette County. Photo from a previous arrest. | Source: Oxford Police Department
Police said Tatum fled from an officer during a traffic stop attempt at approximately 11:29 p.m. on Monday.
The police chief said Tatum later stopped his vehicle and fled toward a house where he brandished a gun and pointed it multiple times at an officer.
The police did not provide an address.
“After repeated commands to drop the weapon, which he failed to obey, officers fired,” McCutchen stated.
He said officers performed life-saving measures such as CPR until medics arrived. Tatum was pronounced dead at the scene.
No officers were injured.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.