Coroner: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Biloxi

AP News
Posted: Mar 11, 2016 7:42 AM

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Biloxi police officer shot and killed a man waiving a gun near the top of the Popp's Ferry Bridge.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells WLOX TV ( ) that 37-year-old Wesley Sheppard, of Biloxi, was shot by police around 7:50 p.m. Thursday. Hargrove says Sheppard had a gun.

Police Chief John Miller says police received several calls about someone with a gun on the bridge.

Miller says said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now leading the investigation.

This is the third officer-involved shooting in South Mississippi this month. On March 1, a man was killed in a shootout with Gautier police.

On March 8, a D'Iberville police officer shot at an 18-year-old after police say he raised a gun at the officer. The teen was not hit.


Information from: WLOX-TV,