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Man hospitalized after Jackson officer-involved shooting

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police are investigating an officer involved shooting.

Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department says just before 8 Thursday morning, an officer shot a man behind a home near the intersection of Congo and Randall streets.

Jackson police say it all started when officers stationed near Barr Elementary to monitor traffic on the first day of school, were approached by a woman who said two men just tried to rob and carjack her at gunpoint.

Officers gave chase and arrested one man almost immediately.  A second suspect ran East, then ducked behind a house at Randall and Congo Streets.

Assistant Chief Lee Vance says precinct 2 and 3 officers surrounded the man who refused to obey their orders.

Vance says, "They were able to get him hemmed up behind an abandoned house. During the whole time the guy was tugging at his waist like he had a weapon or something in his waistband. The officer demanded he stop. He didn't so he started back to tug along his waist and the officer was able to retrieve his weapon and shoot him."

The man who was shot was hospitalized. His condition is not known.

Police are still working to positively identify both men.

The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave as part of procedure, while the shooting is investigated.

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