A Lowndes County, MS, deputy has been wounded and a suspect is dead following a chase that ended with a shooting on Highway 82 on the east side of Columbus, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

Deputy Kevin Forrester was shot in the leg, but the injury is not believed to be life-threatening. He is in stable condition, reports WTVA.

The suspect is identified as Pryor Spencer Bailey, IV, 45, of Starkville.

MBI spokesman Warren Strain says at 10:07 a.m. Monday, the Webster County (MS) Sheriff’s Department attempted a traffic stop near Mathiston. The suspect fled in a vehicle and successfully avoided spike strips. Later, his vehicle was stopped by a second set of spike strips deployed by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.

Strain says the driver of the vehicle got out and opened fire before being fatally shot.


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