PEARL, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Authorities say a police officer and a suspect have died after a shooting that also injured two other officers while serving a search warrant in central Mississippi.
The shooting happened Tuesday at the Colony Park Apartments in Pearl. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokesman Jack Mazurak said one of the officers died at 11:56 a.m.
Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest identified the slain officer as Mike Walters. He was shot in the head.
Mazurak said the two other officers were in good condition. Their identities have not been released.
Guest said the officers were serving a warrant in a molestation case when Carnell Gaines Jr. shot them. One of the officers returned fire, killing Gaines.