Natchez man shot, killed by police in Copiah CountyPublished 1:52pm Sunday, April 21, 2013
NATCHEZ (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says police shot and killed a 25-year-old Natchez man who fought with and then shot at officers investigating a highway wreck.
Spokesman Warren Strain said Sunday that Justin Tyler Harrigill died late Saturday night on Interstate 55 South about a mile south of Crystal Springs.
Strain said in a news release that Harrigill became uncooperative after a state trooper found his wrecked car about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He says the trooper called for help, and more troopers, Crystal Springs police and firefighters, and a hospital rescue crew responded.
Strain said nonlethal measures had no effect on Harrigill. He said Harrigill was shot after pulling a handgun and firing at the officers.