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Officer shot at near McComb, suspect in custody

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Pike and Amite County authorities arrested a man who shot at a police officer in Gloster near McComb, according to a report in the Enterprise-Journal on Thursday.

McComb Detective Robert Holmes confirmed Dennis Morgan, 27, is in custody for home invasion and kidnapping that happened Thursday morning.

Holmes tells WLBT that Morgan knocked on a resident's door asking to use her telephone sometime after midnight. After she refused to let Morgan inside, he kicked down the door and kidnapped her at gunpoint, leaving her two children inside.

Officials told reporters with the Enterprise-Journal that the suspect stole a police vehicle and then wrecked it. No one was injured, and the patrol car has been recovered.

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