Chief: Suspect was attempting suicide by cop

Chief: Suspect was attempting suicide by cop
D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne said an officer opened fire Tuesday morning at an 18-year-old burglary suspect but the suspect was not shot. (Source: WLOX)
D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne said an officer opened fire Tuesday morning at an 18-year-old burglary suspect but the suspect was not shot. (Source: WLOX)

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Investigators in D'Iberville now believe a burglary suspect wanted to die at the hands of police.

Police Chief Wayne Payne told WLOX News the preliminary investigation revealed Tuesday morning's officer involved shooting was actually an attempted suicide. He said a note was found inside the home indicating the 18-year-old wanted to end his life.

Police were called to a home on Quail Creek Circle and an officer opened fire on the suspect. The man wasn't shot. After dropping his weapon, he was arrested.

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