High speed chase ends in officer-involved shooting in Oxford

Published 8:27 am Tuesday, February 9, 2021

One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting late Monday night.

At approximately 11:29 p.m. on Feb. 8, an officer with the Oxford Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then fled, and a pursuit ensued with the vehicle eventually stopping, according to OPD.

The driver then ran from the scene and moments later an officer-involved shooting occurred, leaving the driver pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured in the shooting.

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations was contacted, as is protocol when an officer-involved shooting occurs, and has taken charge of the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation.