Coroner identified man shot, killed in Petal officer-involved shooting

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PETAL, Miss. (WJTV) — One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Petal, authorities said.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict says 34-year-old, Marc Brandon Davis of LaPlace, Louisiana, died from his injuries.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Davis died from gunshot wounds.

According to Mississippi Department of Public Safety Communication Director Warren Strain, a Petal police officer responded to a crash around 10:30 a.m. near the Evelyn Gandy Parkway and Leeville Road.

Strain said there was an altercation and shots were fired. One person who was involved in the wreck died, he said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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