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BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — Police say an officer shot a man after receiving call about a shoplifter at a Walmart in western Mississippi.
Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson told WLBT-TV that the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. Sunday. He says the suspect attempted to flee in a foot chase before he got into his vehicle, rammed a police car and another car in the parking lot.
Thompson says the officer fired several shots, hitting the suspect. The chase ended in front of a residence.
The suspect was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His condition is unknown.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Byram Police are investigating the incident.
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