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Man Shot by Deputy in Lincoln County After Waving Gun

LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss.–A man was shot by a Lincoln County deputy Tuesday morning after officer say he came at them waving a gun. It happened when deputies showed up to a domestic call when Vincent Jones was arguing with his mom.

The deputy is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure when an officer shoots someone. The Miss. Bureau of Investigation is looking into it.

Jones was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital.

Sheriff Steve Rushing told WAPT-TV that his deputies got to the house and tried to talk to Jones, but he came outside of the house with a gun. They fired three shots. One of the bullets hit Jones.

Rushing told the TV station that his deputy fired in self-defense.

Jones could be facing attempted aggravated assault charges.

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