RIPLEY, Miss. (WCBI) – An altercation involving a local government official turned deadly as a Ripley, Mississippi church congregation gathered Sunday morning.
CBS affiliate, WREG out of Memphis, reported members of West Ripley Church of Christ came to worship, tempers flared during the service, and residents said a man was shot dead inside the church.
Police have not released details on the shooting but our CBS affiliate was told the preacher’s son-in-law attacked Constable Keith Bullock during the service, leading Bullock to respond by shooting him.
Word has ripped through the small town. Numerous members of the community said that Bullock is well respected and someone that other people look up to.
Bullock just ran unopposed in the primary for Tippah County constable just last week.
Residents said Bullock suffered non-critical injuries, but we are still working to confirm with local law enforcement agencies.