Yalobusha County coroner identifies three deceased individuals from standoff

Updated - The Yalobusha County coroner identified the three deceased individuals.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 6:27 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2020 5:34 PM

Updated July 13, 1:32 p.m.

Yalobusha County Coroner Ronnie Stark identified the three deceased individuals as Willie Ike Harris, 68; Jeannette Johnson; and Brianna Johnson, 20.

All three died from gunshot wounds.

Autopsies will be performed soon.

Original article below

(WTVA) - Two women and one man are dead after a standoff with police turned violent Sunday night.

Deputies with the Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office were called to a home off of Highway 32 East around 5:30 p.m. Sunday for a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found two women who had been shot and killed, and the shooter still inside the home.

The alleged shooter, Ike Harris, barricaded himself inside the home while multiple agencies were called in to assist, according to Capt. Thomas West with the Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office.

Special response teams from the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office and the Oxford Police Department responded to negotiate with Harris until the Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT could arrive.

"The SWAT team was unable to negotiate with the suspect," according to West.

After a 5-hour standoff, Harris took his life inside the home.

The Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this case.

Water Valley Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Oakland Police Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Fish and Wildlife, Yalobusha Civil Defense and the Air Medivac because they landed at the county hospital and stayed until the standoff ended.

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