Man commits suicide at traffic stop

RICHTON, MS (WDAM) - A Richton man is dead after he apparently shot himself during a traffic stop this weekend.

The incident happened at the intersection of Front Street and Dogwood Avenue.

Witnesses said Kenneth White, 46, had been involved in a chase with a Richton police officer. They said the officer boxed him in at the intersection, and then he drew his gun and told the suspect to exit the vehicle. The man then shot himself.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the event because a Richton officer was involved.

The traffic stop stemmed from a domestic violence complaint filed against the man.