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Driver dead, officer shot after police chase on interstate

SENATOBIA, Miss. – Authorities in Mississippi say an officer was shot and a suspect is dead after a highway standoff after a police chase.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that authorities say that the man refused to stop for Hernando police on Sunday and ended up in a stand-off on the Interstate 55 near Senatobia.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain told the newspaper that the suspect wrecked his car, which has led to the conflict. The suspect and the officers exchanged fire. The man was shot and killed.

An unknown officer was also hit, but his injuries are said not be life-threatening. Further details have not been released.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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