One individual has passed away after an officer-involved shooting that took place at Walmart on U.S. 49 in Richland Wednesday evening.
Though Richland police initially reported that officers were working an incident involving a gun, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation later clarified that officers were responding to an apparent hostage situation taking place in the Walmart location.
At around 5:45 p.m., officers reportedly shot the suspect, and the MBI confirmed that the suspect died from the shooting.
The identity of the subject has not yet been released. The MBI is continuing to investigate the matter and will share its findings with the Attorney General’s office once the investigation has concluded.
It is uncertain if the Richland Walmart has opened back up. SuperTalk Mississippi News reached out for confirmation, but nobody answered the phone.