JACKSON, Miss. – The Latest on shootout that killed 2, wounded 3 in Mississippi (all times local):
The Tishomingo County sheriff says that three officers involved in an early morning shootout Saturday should recover.
In a statement late Sunday Sheriff John Daugherty said that the names of the wounded officers could have ended up on the agency's memorial monument but that, "Fortunately, all three have good prognoses and should recover."
A Mississippi state drug agent, James Lee Tartt, was killed in a shootout with 45-year-old Charles Lee Lambert, who was also killed, after Lambert had holed up in a house near Iuka in Northern Mississippi. After nearly six hours of fruitless negotiation, police stormed the house.
Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson identifies the most seriously wounded officer as Trea (TRAY) Staples. Staples remains hospitalized. The other officers have not been identified.
The Tishomingo County coroner says that a single bullet apparently killed a Mississippi state drug agent.
Forty-four-year-old James Lee Tartt was killed and three other officers wounded in a shootout early Saturday with 45-year-old Charles Lee Lambert, who also was killed.
Coroner Mack Wilemon says he received a preliminary autopsy report Sunday night. He says it indicates that a single bullet from an assault rifle hit Tartt in his left shoulder, then appears to have ricocheted from the bone.
Lambert had holed up in a house near Iuka in northern Mississippi. After nearly six hours of fruitless negotiation, police stormed the house.
Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson identifies the most seriously wounded officer as Trea (TRAY) Staples. Staples remains hospitalized.
The mother of a man who shot four Mississippi state troopers and was killed by police says police, who spent six hours negotiating with her son, refused to let her talk to him.
Katherine Hudson of Iuka tells The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1WBaQIj ) that she thinks family members could have convinced Charles Lee Lambert to leave without bloodshed if they'd been allowed into his house.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said the officers are trained, and their first goal is keeping people alive.
He did not immediately respond to emailed and phoned queries Sunday by The Associated Press.
He said Saturday that officers had exhausted negotiations when they stormed the house early Saturday near Iuka, in northern Mississippi. One officer died and three others were wounded in the shootout that followed.