JACKSON, Miss.–Another Mississippi police officer has been shot, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, said Officer Colendula Green, spokesperson for Jackson Police. The officer may have been shot in the leg while trying to help clear out a parking lot at a convenience store at a busy Jackson intersection.
The shooting happened Sunday night. There may have been as many as five people put in cuffs after what some have described as a shootout.
Green said that officers were shot at while trying to clear the lot at Express Fuel, a store where several members of the community protested in recent weeks when the owner was arrested and charged with selling opium and other substances.
The officer, whose name had not been released as of Monday morning, was taken to University Medical Center.
The shooting is one day after the funeral and burial of Officer Liquori Tate, one of two Hattiesburg officers murdered last Saturday in the line of duty.