UPDATE: Jackson Police said the driver of the truck was 37-year-old Antonian Harris. He will be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer once he is released from the hospital.
“The officer was trying to get the individual to get out of the vehicle,” said Chief Lee Vance. “Again, this guy was non- compliant and he actually grabbed the officer by the arm. And he took his other arm and started reaching up under the seat of the truck.”
Vance said after multiple commands to let go of his arm, the officer shot twice, hitting Harris once in the chest. Investigators later found a knife under the passenger seat.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Jackson Tuesday evening.
Jackson Police Public Information Officer Chelsea Gross said at 6:15 p.m., there was a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mill Street and Monument Street.
We’re told that an officer came in contact with a man who appeared to be intoxicated behind the wheel of a Ford F-150.
Gross said the driver and the officer got into a physical altercation. The officer then discharged his weapon twice. The man was hit once in the side, Police Chief Lee Vance said.
We’re told there was a knife recovered from the man’s vehicle.
He was taken to the hospital. The officer was placed on administrative leave with pay during the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.