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Two Mississippi police officers shot and killed

A pair of Mississippi police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty according to multiple reports. One of the suspects in the shooting is also dead.

The pair of officers for the Brookhaven police department were involved in the shootout early this morning. This comes a year after another Brookhaven police officer was killed in the line of duty.

More information as it becomes available via press conference at 10.

Update from MBI

Approximately 5:00 a.m. today, Brookhaven police responded to 630 North 6th Street to a report of shots being fired. After officers arrived there was an exchange of gun fire. Two officers were mortally wounded and a suspect was wounded, as well. The suspect is in custody and is being treated at a Jackson hospital.

The officers have been identified as Corporal Zack Moak, 31, and Patrolman James White, 35.

The officers were transported to Kings Daughter’s Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

The suspect has been identified Marquis Aaron Flowers, 25, of 426 East Independence Street in Brookhaven.

The investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is on-going.

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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