SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – A Mississippi sheriff says two deputies are expected to recover after they were wounded and a robbery suspect was killed during a shootout.
News outlets report that the unidentified suspect was killed Wednesday night outside a grocery store in Southaven, just south of Memphis, Tennessee.
DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco says a K-9 officer was seriously wounded and had to undergo surgery after being shot in the chest. A patrol sergeant was shot in the foot and is also expected to recover.
District Attorney John Champion says deputies had confronted the suspect in a parking lot because he matched the description of a man accused of committing three recent violent robberies in Horn Lake and Southaven.
Authorities have not released the identities or races of those involved.