Alleged gunman shoots at deputies, steals patrol car before being arrested

Alleged gunman shoots at deputies, steals patrol car before being arrested
Source: Covington County Sheriff's Office

COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - An early morning shooting near Mt. Olive had Covington County authorities searching for a gunman Thursday. The alleged gunman, Brian Allen, was arrested about six hours after it all started.

Undersheriff Layne McLaurin said deputies were called to a report of shots fired near Mt. Olive around 1 a.m Thursday.

When deputies arrived, McClaurin said Allen started firing, stole a patrol car and drove off. The patrol car was found a few miles away, but Allen ran off.

Allen was eventually tracked down and arrested.

He was taken to the Covington County Jail.

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