BREAKING: Officer Shot in High Speed Chase Through 3 Counties

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI-TV) – A Lowndes County deputy is injured during a high speed chase through at least 3 counties.

According to scanner reports, the unidentified officer has been shot in the leg. He has been transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.

A suspect is also injured.

The high speed pursuit began near Mathiston, Mississippi on Highway 82 East.  There are reports that the driver of a white Hyundai SUV drove around two roadblocks, at times at speeds in excess of  140 miles per hour.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Webster Sheriff’s Department, the Mathiston Police Department, Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s deputies and Lowndes County are among the officers that were in pursuit of the suspect.

WCBI will have more news as it becomes available.

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