Brandon, MS – One Madison Police Department officer was killed and a Brandon Police Department officer was seriously wounded during a standoff with a gunman on Thursday.
The incident occurred in the morning on June 1 after Brandon police responded to a domestic incident between and man and a woman at a residence just off Crossgates Drive, WGNO reported.
Officials said that when responding officers arrived on the scene, the suspect began shooting at them.
A Brandon police officer was shot and suffered serious wounds, WGNO reported.
He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment while backup from other law enforcement agencies descended on the scene to assist.
The suspect remained barricaded inside the home with a hostage for more than an hour while negotiators tried to get him to surrender, WGNO reported.
That was when a SWAT team breached the home to rescue the hostage trapped inside with the gunman, according to officials.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) officials said that Madison police officer was fatally shot while attempting to enter the home, WGNO reported.
Officers returned fire and the suspect was also killed.
This is video of the second officer who was shot at the stand-off in Crossgates arriving UMMC under heavy escort. Law enforcement sources tell me this is a Madison police officer. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Idj7Ay29mg
— Mike Evans (@crabblers) June 1, 2023
MDPS said the Brandon officer who was shot first remained in stable condition after treatment at the hospital.
The fallen hero has been identified as retired Ridgeland Police Chief Horren Randy Tyler, who was working for Madison police when he was fatally shot, WGNO reported.
⚠️ UPDATE: TWO OFFICERS DOWN ⚠️
Please pray for the family and friends of Retired Ridgeland Police Chief Horren Randy Tyler, who was working for the Madison Police Department and died after being shot during a standoff earlier today.
Please continue praying for the second… https://t.co/8qPmHQVDCw
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) June 1, 2023
The officer who has since died was from Madison Police Department, and the injured cop is from Brandon Police Department pic.twitter.com/epIlW4W0da
— News News News (@NewsNew97351204) June 1, 2023
Police have not yet identified the suspect who allegedly shot the heroes.
Please pray for the family, friends and colleagues of the Madison police officer who was killed in the line of duty, and the Brandon police officer who was injured. This tragedy reminds us that we need to support our brave law enforcement officers.
— Michael Guest (@GuestCongress) June 1, 2023
Incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of a Madison Police Department Officer in the line of duty today.
Praying for the officer’s family and friends in this tragic moment. Thankful for all the members of our Mississippi law enforcement community who continue to serve. pic.twitter.com/o8r3EhT0Qu
— Hunter Estes (@realHunterEstes) June 1, 2023
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