1. Authorities say Mississippi standoff over, suspect dead

Authorities say Mississippi standoff over, suspect dead

Authorities in Mississippi say a standoff with a man who shot at police from inside his apartment has ended and the suspect is dead.

By: | Published: October 14, 2015 8:38 AM

Authorities in Mississippi say a standoff with a man who shot at police from inside his apartment has ended and the suspect is dead.

Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says the standoff in Brookhaven began after 6 p.m. Monday. Brookhaven, with about 12,000 residents, is 50 miles south of Jackson.

Strain says the standoff started because the man was resisting eviction. He says local authorities asked the Mississippi Highway Patrol to send its SWAT team to the apartments.

Strain and Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell told local media outlets just after midnight Monday that the man was dead. Details about how he died haven’t been released.

Strain tells TV station WJTV one officer was injured in the incident and is expected to recover.

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