Police: Officer shoots man in a Mississippi Walmart

BYRAM, Miss. – Police say an officer shot a man after receiving the call about a shoplifter at a Walmart in west Mississippi.

Byram police chief Luke Thompson told WLBT-TV that the incident took place around 8:55 a.m., Sunday. He says that the suspect tried to flee in a foot chase before he got in his car, rammed the police car and one other car in the parking lot.

Thompson says the agent fired several shots, hitting the suspect. The chase ended in front of a home.

The suspect was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and Byram Police are investigating the incident.

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