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Tupelo officer back at work after fatal shooting

Photo courtesy of the Tupelo Police Department.

TUPELO, Miss.- Officer Tyler Cook is back at the Tupelo Police Department after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the shooting death of a man who ran from a traffic stop.
A city spokeswoman, Leesha Faulkner, said Wednesday that Cook was doing administrative duties with the department.

Cook was under investigation after a shooting occurred on June 18lead that to the death of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert. Police reported that Shumpert fled from a traffic stop and was followed by officers when Cook and a K-9 officer found him hiding under a house. Shumpert was then shot and killed.

The autopsy report confirmed he had been shot four times.

The incident led to a lawsuit filed by his family seeking $35 million in damages from the City.

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