Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Lumberton

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A man was killed during a shooting involving a police officer in Lumberton Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the shooting happened at the Lumberton Police Department.

According to Rigel, the incident starting around 8 a.m., when officers responded to a call of a man acting erratically waving a gun.

Rigel said officers told the man to put the gun down, but he refused. That’s when the officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire.

Rigel said the incident remains under investigation.

Authorities have not released the name of the suspect at this time.

Rigel said no officers were injured in the shooting.

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