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Police: Pascagoula home invasion suspect knew his target

Brian McLeod, 42, was taken into custody by Pascagoula. (Image Source: Pascagoula Police Department) Brian McLeod, 42, was taken into custody by Pascagoula. (Image Source: Pascagoula Police Department)
The home invasion occurred on Navaho Avenue in Pascagoula. (Image Source: WLOX News) The home invasion occurred on Navaho Avenue in Pascagoula. (Image Source: WLOX News)
The police chase ended at the western most point of Washington Avenue. (Image Source: WLOX News) The police chase ended at the western most point of Washington Avenue. (Image Source: WLOX News)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

The man accused of breaking into a Pascagoula home, then leading police on a chase that ended with shots being fired, had his initial appearance in court Monday afternoon.

Sunday night on Navaho Avenue in Pascagoula, two residents were able to escape from an armed man who broke into their home. Pascagoula Police arrested Brian McLeod, 42, of Pascagoula, after he led them on a dangerous chase through a residential area. Lt. Doug Adams tells us, the home McLeod allegedly broke into on Navaho Avenue is believed to be his ex-girlfriend's house.

"These people were not unfamiliar with each other. This is an ex-boyfriend who had tried to contact the lady here in the last couple of weeks. She made it very clear she didn't want to have anything to do with him," said Adams.

She was there with someone else when he broke in. The two were able to escape safely, and call police. When officers arrived, McLeod fled in his pickup truck and led police on a chase traveling south on Cherokee and west on Washington Ave.

"He went to the dead end of Washington Ave. When he tried to come back east is when we were able to stop him at that point," said Adams.

An officer did fire three shots at McLeod’s vehicle. Only one shot hit his truck. As a second patrol car closed in, he finally surrendered. 

"They're still investigating as to some of the reasons why and that there's something more to this, but it doesn't appear that there is," said Adams.

No one was injured during the ordeal and McLeod was taken into custody without further incident. Out of protocol, the officer was placed on administrative leave with pay. McLeod was charged with burglary, home invasion, felony eluding law enforcement, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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