JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot and wounded after what police describe as a gunfight in Jackson.
WLBT-TV reports that a suspect was taken into custody after Thursday's shooting.
Officer Allen Mays was taken to a hospital for surgery.
Police said he was in stable condition.
Jackson Police Chief James Davis says officers were called about men in a park with guns.
He said that as they were investigating, a suspect on the porch of an abandoned house began shooting at them.
Officers then returned fire.