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Man dies following officer-involved shooting in Grenada County

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An investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting in Grenada County that left a man dead.

Posted: Jun. 27, 2018 10:47 AM

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - An investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting in Grenada County that left a man dead. 

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Monday, June 25 on Carrollton Road. 

Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider says a deputy responded about a disturbance and found a man standing in the road. 

Strider says the man walked back into a house.  

A second deputy then arrived. Strider says as the deputies were finishing the call, the man ran out of the house, jumped into a patrol car and used it to ram the other patrol car before driving into the woods. 

The man reportedly attempted to drive across the yard, but deputies were able to stop the man and get him out of the car. 

A struggle ensued. Strider says a deputy attempted to Taser the man but it had no effect. 

The sheriff says a deputy then shot the man. 

The man was later identified as William Shawn Mann was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada. 

Mann later died. 

One deputy suffered a shoulder injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The deputies were placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. 

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