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FBI issues statement after arresting Jackson man for shooting federal agent

Demario Lamar Cotton
Demario Lamar Cotton(WLBT)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 4:20 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The FBI has released a statement after arresting a man that agents say shot a federal investigator Saturday.

Agents arrested Demario Lamar Cotton without incident Tuesday morning.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, authorities say an agent from the Jackson office was shot by Cotton during a traffic stop near Oaklawn and El Paso Street.

Cotton, 38, is charged with one count of using a firearm to assault, resist, or impede a federal law enforcement officer who was engaged in the performance of official duties. He’s also charged with one count of using, carrying, or discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

“At the FBI, our most valuable asset is our people. Violence of any type directed at law enforcement will be not be tolerated and all resources will be focused on bringing those individuals to justice. Numerous agencies rallied behind the FBI and Jackson Police Department to ensure the safety of the community by getting this individual off the streets. The partnerships between local, state and federal agencies play an essential role in combatting crime in Mississippi every day. The FBI and our partners on our Violent Crime Task Force will continue the fight against violent crime in and around the Jackson area and throughout the communities we serve.”

FBI Jackson Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin

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