Brookhaven, Miss., police officers Zack Moak and James White were killed Saturday after responding to a call of shots fired.
Two police officers were killed in a shooting Saturday in Mississippi, authorities said.
Zack Moak, 31, and James White, 35, members of the Brookhaven Police Department, were killed when they went to an address and exchanged gunfire with a man who was injured, police said.
Let us all pray now for the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes. May the Good god gave them in his eternal arms. https://t.co/WMJKTJ13dP
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 29, 2018
The two agents arrived at the house around 5 o’clock in the morning to investigate a report of shots fired.
“These are two great people that lost their lives in the line of duty and both of them are heroes,” Police chief Kenneth Collins told a news conference. “They did their job.”
OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2018
Defendant Marquis Flowers, 25, was wounded in the gunfire, authorities said.
He added: “the Men and women of the enforcement of the law, we are not going to give up. This is what we do. They did their job and I’m proud of both of them. I want the families to know that two heroes lost their lives, and they are in the presence of Jesus right now.”
Defendant Marquis Flowers, 25, was taken to the hospital. His condition was not released.
Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement via Twitter to ask for prayers “for the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes.”
Law enforcement officers secure the scene of a shooting in Brookhaven, Miss., where two police officers were killed Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2018. A suspect was injured and was taken into custody. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader, via AP)
Moak had a Brookhaven cop for three years. White had just joined the department for a second time, Collins said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.