Police: Standoff ends in Mississippi with suspect dead

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Mississippi Standoff Leaves 1 Dead, Officer Injured

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man resisting eviction died after he barricaded himself in his apartment for hours and fired shots at police, authorities said. One officer was injured in the standoff.

The standoff drew a SWAT team to Brookhaven — a community of 12,000 people about 50 miles south of Jackson — shortly after 6 p.m. Monday and ended just before midnight, said spokesman Warren Strain with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

Authorities have not said whether the man was shot by police or killed himself. He wasn't immediately identified.

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The suspect was in the process of being evicted when he fired a shot at officers through the door, authorities said. He then barricaded himself in the apartment, where he continued to shoot out a bedroom window.

Strain says Brookhaven police asked the Mississippi Highway Patrol to send its SWAT team to the apartments. Strain said one officer suffered injuries but they weren't life-threatening. It was unclear whether the officer was wounded by gunfire or hit by shrapnel. That officer also wasn't identified.

Local media outlets reported that residents of the apartment complex heard gunfire throughout the evening.

Strain said state police will handle the investigation.

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