UPDATE: Clinton PD arrest and charge man in hotel standoff

UPDATE:

Clinton Police arrested Derick Lashun Taylor, 43, of Brandon and charged him with aggravated domestic assault. It is a felony charge.

Taylor is currently in the Clinton Jail and bond has not been set at this time.

The victim remains in the hospital with one gunshot wound to the head area and one to the hand.

Taylor may face more charges during the course of the investigation.


CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Clinton Police officials say a man who barricaded himself into a Quality Inn & Suites hotel room after shooting his girlfriend is now in custody.

He was taken into custody at about 11:30 a.m.

Clinton Police Chief  Mike Warren says a Jackson man, Derick Taylor called the police around 8 :20 a.m.  to say he shot  his girlfriend. Authorities believe she was shot in the head area.

The woman was taken to a local hospital.

Her identity has not been released.

Warren says he believes the injured woman escaped the hotel room when Taylor wasn’t looking.

Witnesses staying in the hotel say the hotel was evacuated, but officials say people were allowed to return as soon as the scene cleared.

No one else was reported injured in the standoff.

We are working to bring you more information on this story as soon as it becomes available.

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