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bank-robbery-1 UPDATE   Tupelo police confirm one officer has died from wounds suffered  during shootout.

Two Tupelo police officers were shot during a chase after a bank robbery on Monday afternoon.


City Spokesperson Sarah Robinson says the officers were called to the Gloster Creek branch of BancorpSouth on south Gloster for a bank robbery. Once they arrived on scene a chase ensued. Gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and officers. Robinson couldn’t confirm if it was a foot or car chase.

Robinson says multiple suspects fled the scene, going east, in a white Yukon.

The two unidentified officers are in critical condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Robinson could not confirm if the suspects were in custody.

She says Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is aware of the situation and praying for the injured officers.

WCBI will have more information once it is released by the mayor’s office or Tupelo police.

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  • DeVante

    Words could not express the pain that the families of the officers are experiencing at this moment. Not only the officers families, but all that were involved in the incident. The trauma of something this devasting happening in broad daylight in Tupelo, MS creates a feeling of insecurity within the area. We all need to be aware and alert of our surroundings each day. This just creates a feeling of emptiness if you any heart at all…. SIncere prayers to all that were involved !

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