Preliminary Findings Say Agent Shot by Officer

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Jackson, Miss.
Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows that a U.S. Marshals Service task force agent was shot by another officer during the search for a murder suspect in Mississippi.

A Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent assigned to the task force was grazed on the stomach during the Dec. 3 search of a Jackson home for murder suspect Lucious Perkins, who wasn't there.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain told The Associated Press Wednesday that preliminary findings suggest the agent was shot by another officer. The investigation continues.

Arturo Fomperosa Rodriguez, who was at the house, was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson with illegally possessing a gun. He had been charged with assaulting an officer for allegedly pointing the gun, but wasn't indicted for that.