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MBI Investigating Oktibbeha County Shooting

Posted by R.H. Brown | August 21, 2012 / 04:18pm | Local News

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into that fatal shooting in Oktibbeha County where a man brandishing a knife attacked a sheriff's deputy and was  killed by a second deputy.

 "And I've been begging them to help me. Cause he says he hear so many voices in his head. And they just won't leave him alone," said Elizabeth Powers, Victim's Mother.

Its a grieving mother's description of her son who had a history of mental illness doctors say was brought on by a past medical condition.

33 year old Damion Street was shot and killed Monday.

Although Street was apparently tazed and pepper sprayed by Oktibbeha County deputies, it was not enough to stop his agressive actions towards them.

"I put him in the mental institution down there. I had him committed in Meridian. And they took my child and put him out on the street at a shelter and the shelter wouldn't even take him in," said Powers.

Elizabeth Powers had hoped for a different outcome when she placed that call for assistance with her troubled son.

"They didn't just have to shoot him. He was down on the ground already. When shot he was already on the ground. They didn't have to just keep shooting. They shot him three times," said Powers.

WCBI News spoke with Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney who is not able to comment at this time on the ongoing investigation being handled by another agency.

The names of the deputies involved in the shooting have not been released.

The injured deputy who received multiple stab wounds has been treated and released from the hospital.

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