2 Mississippi officers die in shooting; suspect in custody
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — Two police officers were shot and killed during an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said the officers were called to a house in Brookhaven about 5 a.m. for a report of shots fired.
Amid an exchange of gunfire, both officers were “mortally wounded” and then pronounced dead at a hospital, Strain said.
Authorities identified the officers as Patrolman James White, 35; and Cpl. Zack Moak, 31.
A suspect wounded in the exchange was identified by police as Marquis Flowers, 25, of Brookhaven. Strain said charges have not been filed yet but that Flowers is “in custody.”