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An officer-involved shooting was reported in Yalobusha County on Saturday that left one person dead.

Posted: Dec. 3, 2018 12:05 AM
Updated: Dec. 3, 2018 11:03 AM

Updated Monday, December 3 10:45 a.m.

Authorities in Yalobusha County released the identity of the suspect in an officer-involved shooting from Saturday afternoon. Michael Taylor of Grenada was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Ronnie Stark.

See the original post below. 

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Yalobusha County, Sheriff Lance Humphreys said. 

Deputies responded to a call for a domestic incident on Patricia Drive in Water Valley around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Dispatchers say they could hear gunshots over the line when the call came through, the sheriff said.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they were notified that three children were inside the home. At that time, deputies were able to secure the children and began to try and talk to the suspect. The suspect then exited the home and began firing at deputies, the sheriff said.

Coroner Ronnie Stark pronounced the suspect dead and is expected to identify the person on Monday.

During the investigation, around 200 rounds of ammunition were recovered in the suspect's pockets.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney John Champion are handling this investigation.

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