LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel Mississippi Highway Patrol officer is recovering after being shot in a standoff in Tishomingo County Saturday morning.
An update on Trea Staples' condition was posted on The Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop D's Facebook page late Saturday night.
The post read:
Friday night an armed man barricaded himself in a home southeast of Iuka with a woman and child.The employees were injured in a shootout early Saturday morning. The suspect was shot and killed. The condition of the woman and child are unknown, according to a statement released by MBI.
Public Information Director for the Department of Public Safety Warren Strain said the MHP Swat Team and MBI were on scene with Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement.
According to Strain, the incident was initially thought to be a hostage situation, but authorities are not sure the woman and child were held against their will.
Two other officers were injured, and a third officer, Lee Tartt, died during the incident.
Tartt was a 22-year law enforcement veteran and had been with MBN since September 2000, according to the statement.
The second injured officer has been identified as DeAndre Dixon. The extent of Dixon's injuries has not been released at this time.
The third officer has been identified as Bubba Holifield. Holifield's Facebook page states that he is from Laurel.
Strain has not commented or confirmed the names or backgrounds of the officers injured in the incident.