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Pascagoula home invasion ends with shots from police

Brian McLeod (Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.) Brian McLeod (Photo source: Pascagoula Police Dept.)

A home invasion Sunday night in Pascagoula ended with a police chase through the city, and an officer shooting three rounds into a truck before the suspect was captured. 

It all started around 9:45pm when officers were called to an address on Navaho Street. That's where, investigators say, Brian McLeod, 42, forced his way into the home armed with a handgun. Everyone inside the home was able to escape and call police.

As officers arrived, they say the Pascagoula man jumped in his truck and drove away. Officers tried to pull him over, but he refused to stop. The pursuit went south on Cherokee Street and west on Washington Avenue before the driver got to the west end of Washington Avenue where he had to turn around. The officer stopped in the roadway, and the truck started speeding right toward him. As the truck got closer, the officer fired three rounds at the driver, hitting the vehicle once. As a second patrol car closed in, the truck stopped and McLeod surrendered. 

Luckily, no one was injured during the chase or the home invasion. 

Brian McLeod is charged with Burglary-Home Invasion, Fleeing/Eluding Law Enforcement – Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He faces 10-25 years on the burglary charge, up to 10 years on possessing the firearm, and an additional five years for Fleeing Law Enforcement. 

The officer who shot at the truck has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, pending a review of the incident.

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