A Greenville law enforcement officer was killed in the line of duty during a shootout on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m.
The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police has confirmed that Detective Myiesha Stewart was shot by an unnamed suspect who also allegedly shot two other individuals on Tuesday night.
As of now, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations (MBI) says that the suspect is being treated and is in the custody of law enforcement. The MBI says it will also share its findings with the local attorney general’s office upon the completion of the investigation.
“I have learned of an officer-involved shooting that occurred this afternoon near Reed and Rebecca Streets in Greenville. Several people were injured by gunshots, including an investigator with the Greenville Police Department who has unfortunately passed away as a result of the incident,” Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons said. “Greenville Chief of Police Marcus Turner, Sr. and I have visited with the family of the deceased officer, and we asked on behalf of the family for your continued prayers, condolences, and support during this very difficult time.”