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Man dead in officer-involved shooting identified

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There is an officer involved shooting in Petal on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway. Source: WDAM There is an officer involved shooting in Petal on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway. Source: WDAM
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Petal Friday morning.  

According to MBI, the petal officer responded to a two-car wreck at Leeville Road and Highway 42 around 10 a.m.

Officials said an altercation between a man involved in the wreck and the officer occurred.  MBI said the altercation escalated and shots were fired by the officer.

The number of times the officer fired has not been released.

The man shot was transported by ambulance to Forrest General Hospital where he died from his injuries.  Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the man died as Marc Brandon Davis, 34, of Laplace, Louisiana.

Davis' body is in Jackson for an autopsy. 

The identity of the Petal police officer has not been released.  

MBI is handling the incident with the assistance of Lamar and Forrest County Sheriff's Departments.

Petal Mayor Hal Marx told WDAM 7 News Friday that he was leaving the work to the MBI, but said he was "grateful our officer is alive and supportive of the police department."

This is a developing story and more information will be provided when it's available.

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