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Lauderdale County deputy expected to make full recovery after being shot Friday morning

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A Lauderdale County deputy who was shot while apprehending a murder suspect is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Scotty Ray Report out of Meridian, there was a fatal shooting Thursday night at a home on Highway 495 following a domestic dispute.

On Friday around 5:45 a.m. deputies encountered the man believed to be the suspect when the deputy was shot after a brief pursuit.

The suspect was taken into custody and placed in the Lauderdale County Jail while the deputy was transported to a local hospital. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

No names have been released at this time.

Update: WTOK has reported that one man was killed and one woman was injured during the Thursday night shooting. The local TV station also said the suspect ran his vehicle into a house belonging to the woman’s friend, allegedly because she hid that his wife was having an affair. 

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