Man dead after officer-involved shooting at Meridian Living
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting at Meridian Living, an assisted care facility near Uptown Meridian mall.
Meridian Police told News 11 a man who lived at the facility was threatening people with a pistol on the third floor. Officers responded and tried to negotiate with the man to end the conflict peacefully. Meridian Police said ultimately the situation resulted in the man being shot and killed by MPD.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. The agency later said in a news release that Meridian officers were responding to a call of a subject barricaded inside a room when the man presented a weapon toward the officers. No officers were injured.
When the investigation is complete, MBI said agents will share their findings with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
The name of the person who died was not immediately released and Meridian Living declined to comment to our reporter on the scene.
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