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Man killed after I-55 wreck, shooting at officers

The driver of the vehicle, Justin Tyler Harrigill, 25, reportedly became uncooperative. (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety) The driver of the vehicle, Justin Tyler Harrigill, 25, reportedly became uncooperative. (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Natchez man was shot and killed after state authorities say he was involved in a crash on Interstate 55 and opened fire on officers.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol a state trooper discovered a single-vehicle crash on I-55 south about a mile south of Crystal Springs around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The driver of the vehicle, Justin Tyler Harrigill, 25, reportedly became uncooperative, and the trooper called for assistance. According to MHP personnel from multiple agencies responded to the scene, and officers attempted to use non lethal measures to contain Harrigill, who was "combative."

According to MHP Harrigill then pulled out a handgun and fired at officers. Officers returned fire and killed Harrigill.

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