Mississippi Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Coffeeville, Miss.

Authorities say a Coffeeville, Miss., police officer was wounded and another man killed in a shootout over the weekend.

WMC-TV reported that the Officer Kurt Savage underwent surgery at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the officer was alone in responding to a domestic violence call about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say a man at the address, David Long, pulled a handgun and fired at the officer. Savage was shot four times, and his return fire killed Long, who was in a wheelchair.

DPS says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping Coffeeville police conduct interviews about what happened.

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