Tippah County resident dies after being stunned by police

A former Tippah County resident died in police custody after being stunned by police on Monday night. 

Nathan Shane Mays, 43 and formerly of Blue Mountain, died at Baptist memorial hospital after being hit with a taser by New Albany police at a residnce on Highway 348 in Union County.

Mays was at the residence acting “erratically.” The other people at the residence felt threatened by his behavior and called the police.

Once police arrived, a fight ensued and an officer was injured in the comotion.

The MBI is investigating the incident.

 

 

 

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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