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Man shot by officer denied bond

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Kilinski Payton, 28 (Source: JPD) Kilinski Payton, 28 (Source: JPD)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson man accused of attempting to run over a police officer after being caught for allegedly selling a stolen car has been denied bond.

Jackson Police have identified the suspect they say attempted to run over an officer with a reportedly stolen car when he was confronted at a local car dealership.

JPD began investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred on I-55 South Frontage Road May 29 just after 9 a.m. A man who attempted to run down a police officer with his vehicle was shot twice and taken into surgery at a local hospital.

The suspect, identified as Kilinski Payton, 28, reportedly tried to sell a car to "Moak Trucking, Inc." at 3840 I-55 South Tuesday. It turned out the car was stolen from Ridgeland, according to Jackson Police.

Payton was denied bond Monday morning on two counts of aggravated assault and possession of stolen property.

When Payton came back to get his money at the dealership May 29, the owners of Moak Trucking, Inc. called police.

Assistant Chief Lee Vance says that when officers arrived, Payton tried to run over them. An officer fired three shots with two of them striking the suspect. He was able to continue driving about a half-mile before coming to a stop.

"Police arrived, approached [Payton], and ordered him to get out of the car. He failed to do so" states Vance. "Instead, he put the vehicle in reverse, and tried to run over the police officer."

Vance says Payton attempted to run over the officer, the policeman opened fire at the vehicle.

"The police officer then fired what we believe to be at this point three gunshots into the vehicle, striking the suspect at least twice," confirms Vance. The Assistant Chief goes on to say Payton is believed to have been shot once in the arm and once in the back.

Vance says Payton went through surgery at UMC, and a female who was with him was questioned at JPD headquarters. The female faces no charges in the incident.

"He will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of auto theft along with count of felony fleeing," said Jackson Police spokesperson Officer Colendula Green. "Right now he is still in the hospital. He is stable, he is in stable condition, we are still investigating this incident as well."

The officer who shot Payton is not being identified. He is on paid leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

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