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 (http://bit.ly/1pcFDA9 ) 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, http://www.wlox.com