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Laurel police place two officers on leave over death of a Laurel man

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Two Laurel police offers allegedly shot and killed a 38-year-old Laurel man Saturday.

Laurel Deputy Chief Tyrone Stewart said Harvey Fenderson was shot in the head on First Avenue in Laurel.

Authorities said the altercation with Fenderson started after he was kicked out of Club Lexus on Spec Wilson Avenue in Laurel. Police said once he was outside the club he opened fire with a handgun, shooting a woman in the back.

Police said Fenderson also took a woman hostage at gun point and forced her into a car shortly before being stopped by police on First Avenue.

Stewart said Fenderson pulled a gun on police during the traffic stop. Police allegedly then fired, shooting Fenderson in the head, killing him.

Both officers are on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is complete.

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