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Marion Co. officer fatally wounds man

A man is dead in Marion County after an officer involved shooting.

The Marion County Sheriff's office received a call about domestic violence at 91 Hattie Lane around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.

The first deputy replied to the house and was confronted at gunpoint by 21-year-old Justin Burch.

The deputy gave Burch numerous commands to drop the firearm, but the situation escalated and the deputy discharged his service weapon which caused fatal wounds to Burch, according to sheriff's department. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is handling the case. 

 

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