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Suspect identified in DeSoto County officer-involved shooting

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Update: The suspect who was shot and killed by DeSoto County deputies has been identified as 32-year-old Demarcus Williams.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday at a residence on Clark Avenue in Southaven.

MBI received notification at approximately 6:40 a.m. of this critical incident involving the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies with the SWAT Team were attempting to execute an arrest warrant at the residence when the subject allegedly pointed a weapon in the direction of the deputies.

The involved subject received fatal injuries. The deputies involved did not receive any serious physical injuries during this incident.

MBI is currently assessing the incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the attorney general’s office.

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