Suspect Shot after Fleeing Officers

A pursuit that began in Monroe County, Miss., Sunday afternoon ended in Lee County, with a suspect being fatally shot by a state trooper.

Officials say 40-year-old Gerald John Wagner of Picayune refused to stop for a state trooper and twice fired at law enforcement during a pursuit.

Authorities say the vehicle was eventually disabled by stop sticks and crashed, but officials Wagner brandished a handgun as he tried to flee on foot.

Officials say Wagner was shot when he ignored commands to surrender.

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