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Deputy shot, suspect dead in Lowndes County

Agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, members of its Crime Scene Unit and members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Criminal Reconstruction Unit of investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Lowndes County earlier Monday.

A Webster County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a white Hyundai SUV after the department received a 911 call on suspicion of DUI. A multi-county, high-speed pursuit ensued. Stop sticks were deployed inside the City of Columbus but the driver evaded the attempt to stop the vehicle. More stop sticks were deployed near the intersection of Highways 50 and 82 and the vehicle was stopped.

The suspect in the vehicle exited the SUV brandishing two hand guns. A Lowndes County deputy was wounded, his injuries are not life-threatening. The suspect was mortally wounded.

Pryor Spencer Bailey IV

MBI confirmed the suspect to be Pryor Spencer Bailey, IV, 45, of  Starkville. Evidence collected at the scene will be submitted to the State Crime Laboratory for analysis and the body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed. The investigation is continuing.

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