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Natchez man shot, killed by police in Copiah County

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.

Justin Tyler Harrigill
Justin Tyler Harrigill

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.