Mississippi officers killed, wounded suspect in custody: Report

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Mississippi officers killed, wounded suspect in custody: Report
Mississippi officers killed, wounded suspect in custody: Report
Mississippi officers killed, wounded suspect in custody: Report
Mississippi officers killed, wounded suspect in custody: Report

Two Mississippi police officers killed in early morning shooting.

Two police officers were shot and killed in a shootout Saturday in Mississippi, authorities said.

Zack Moak, 31, and James White, 35, members of Brookhaven Police Department, were killed when they went to an address and exchanged gunfire with a man who was wounded, police said.

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The two officers arrived at the house around 5 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired.

“These are two awesome people that lost their lives in the line of duty and they’re both heroes,” Police Chief Kenneth Collins told a news conference. “They did their job.”

He added: “Men and women of law enforcement, we are not going to give up. This is what we do. They did their jobs and I am proud of both of them. I want the families to know that two heroes lost their lives, and they are in the presence of Jesus right now.”

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Suspect Marquis Flowers, 25, was taken to the hospital. His condition was not released.

Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement via Twitter asking for prayers “for the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes.”

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Moak had been a Brookhaven cop for three years. White had just joined the department for a second time, Collins said.

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