Laurel MHP officer recovering after being shot in Tishomingo standoff

Laurel MHP officer recovering after being shot in Tishomingo standoff

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:

Update on Trooper Trea Staples from Grant Staples:

The surgery to repair the artery in the hip area was successful. While there was some nerve damage, the doctor has reported that the blood flow is good and they are monitoring Trea to make sure there are no complications or clots. He is awake and in a lot of pain, but he is stable. They are talking about moving him to Jackson in a day or so to continue the recovery process. Thank you so much for your prayers. His Dad says they are so grateful for the love and support. Continue to pray for no complications and FULL recovery and also for the others involved and their families.

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.