Man killed by law enforcement during Neshoba County house fire

Law enforcement shot and killed a man in Neshoba County Thursday when deputies say he pointed a gun at first responders during a house fire.

Posted: Nov 9, 2017 2:48 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2017 2:55 PM

NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement shot and killed a man in Neshoba County Thursday when deputies say he pointed a gun at first responders during a house fire.

WTOK-TV reports the fire happened in Burnside, and the man who was shot may have started the fire.

A witness says the man was holding a gun on firefighters preventing them from coming on his property.

Sheriff Tommy Waddell says the man pointed a gun in their direction and that led to him being shot.

At last check, the man's name has not been released.

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