Mississippi Officer Shot In Head After Gunman Pulls Up To Traffic Stop

Christopher Berg

A Coldwater, Mississippi police officer was shot Saturday after a gunman interrupted his traffic stop.

Coldwater, MS - A Coldwater police officer was shot in the head Saturday after an armed suspect pulled up to his traffic stop.

The incident started after the officer initiated a traffic stop on Highway 306 near Highway 51, according to WLBT.

While the officer was on the stop, a green pickup stopped at the scene. The pickup and it's occupant had no relation to the initial stopped vehicle.

That's when the driver of the pickup got out of his truck with a knife in his hand, and the officer ordered him to drop it.

Instead of dropping the knife, the suspect returned to his vehicle and retrieved a shotgun. The district attorney says that the officer moved to get the stopped vehicle out of the line of fire, according to WMC.

"He moved to the right and I’m of the opinion, and we’ll know more when we talk to him, that the reason he did this was to get those two people out of potential line of fire. And there was fire and they were not hurt,” District Attorney John Champion said.

The officer and suspect exchanged gunfire and the officer was struck in the head. The suspect was also hit twice.

After being shot, the suspect got back into his car and tried to drive down the road before crashing a quarter of a mile away.

After he crashed, the suspect was transported to the hospital where he is being treated. He is expected to survive.

The officer's wounds were minor and he has been released from the hospital.

There is no known motive for the attack.

"There really is no routine stop and you have to watch your surroundings, and this the perfect example, it speaks to that,” Coldwater Police Chief Undra Todd said, according to WMC.

Comments (39)
LEO0301
LEO0301

Over the years I've had people pull up on traffic stops and it always made me nervous. It's hard enough keeping tabs on the car you stopped without having to worry about someone else getting into the mix.

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Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I'm glad he isn't seriously injured. I hope the asshole that shot him goes away for life

2ndAmendguy
2ndAmendguy

@LEO0301 stay safe. Thanks for your service.

Co10706
Co10706

Hopefully the scumbag will die of his wounds and the officer will made a full recovery...

Janken
Janken

To bad the idiot who shot the policeman lived. Hope he lives in prison forever

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Probably the usual suspect.

lolamae
lolamae

The new world of extreme hate.

TXbird-mom
TXbird-mom

Here's hoping that the shooter gets a real nasty flesh eating infection while in the hospital.

cobra_45
cobra_45

Always expect the unexpected , cover your ass First 👊🏻

Stanracer
Stanracer

The war on the police continues. Too bad he'll probably get released with no bail.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Traffic stops are dangerous

gottie
gottie

It seems like when Police Officers make a traffic stop, they need 2 officers . One for the stop and other officer is for his cover ..This been happening to much ...

chickenqueen
chickenqueen

Jeez, what is wrong with these people? Stay safe out here officers

Cookie9301
Cookie9301

This sub human needs to be terminated.please we need to start to send the message back we are not going to take this shit. The officers are doing their jobs. If enough criminals die maybe just maybe the attacks on our officers will slow down.

GLOCK_LAWMAN
GLOCK_LAWMAN

I'll only say this head on swivel, and sense of surroundings.

If I notice any officer stopped I always look for any stupid people. My brothers in blue will always have the LAWMAN watching their back.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Since when do black thugs need a motive to try to execute a cop?


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