MHP SWAT rescues ten year old, fatally wounds suspect, finds other hostage deceased

The MHP SWAT team safely rescued a ten year old hostage in Itawamba county on Sunday night.

You can see full details on the identity of the suspect and the deceased male here

According to the MDPS:

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the Itawamba Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT Team, wherein officers responded to a residence in Itawamba County involving a standoff with an unknown armed male suspect holding two hostages.

On Sunday, December 30, 2018 at approximately 09:15 p.m., after 32 hours of negotiation, the MHP SWAT Team made entry inside the residence. The male hostage was found deceased inside the residence. MHP SWAT were able to safely rescue the 10 year old female girl.

The male suspect was fatally wounded and a weapon was recovered at the scene. MBI Special Agents, along with the MBI Crime Scene Unit, will gather all relevant interviews and evidence as part of this ongoing investigation. All investigative findings will be provided to the District Attorney’s office for review.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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