LEWISBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man they say tried to run him over.
News outlets report the Desoto County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot Omar Paramo-Boyso in the hand Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and charged with DUI and aggravated assault on an officer.
Sheriff's Lt. Steve Palmer says deputies were investigating a crash when a car driven by Paramo-Boyso passed by and nearly struck a patrol car. Palmer says deputies stopped Paramo-Boyso, who then tried running over an approaching deputy.
Authorities say the deputy fired several times into the oncoming car and Paramo-Boyso was later arrested.
Authorities say Paramo-Boyso, of Memphis, Tennessee, is in the country without proper documentation and is being held at the request of immigration officials.