Officer and alleged burglar exchange gunfire

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JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Fabian Chapman allegedly was burglarizing his sixth vehicle when an off-duty police officer spotted him, leading to a gunfire exchange.

The Clarion Ledger reported on Friday that Chapman pulled a gun on the officer and started firing. Police say the officer, whose identity was not released, and a passenger inside his white SUV reached for handguns inside their vehicle and returned fire.

Chapman was struck at least twice, including once in the upper torso. Chapman, 24, of Jackson, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was listed critical condition.

The officer received a minor laceration to the hand from a window that shattered in his vehicle. The passenger was unharmed.

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