2 charged in assault on officer

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Police in Jackson say two men have been arrested after firing shots at a police officer.

Posted: Nov 24, 2017 6:44 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Police in Jackson say two men have been arrested after firing shots at a police officer.

Local news media report that 20-year-old Matthew Tate and 24-year-old Christopher Harvey were arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said the shooting occurred Friday morning during a traffic stop. Police said Tate, the passenger in the car, had a handgun and fired shots. The officer returned fire as the vehicle sped away.

Police later captured both men. Tate was taken to a hospital for treatment of an injury.

The officer was uninjured.

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