District Attorney Cono Caranna says police were responding to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Caranna says the caller reported that Kendrick Shavers stole a gun from a car parked on Main Street. The caller said Shavers fired the gun and then left the area.
A Biloxi police officer then reportedly saw a man fitting the suspect's description on Nixon Street. The officer says he yelled, "stop police" and that's when Shavers started running.
Caranna says when Shavers got to Spanner Lane, he fired the .38 caliber revolver. The Biloxi police officer then shot Shavers.
Kendrick Shavers was in stable condition Saturday evening at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
The Highway Patrol and the District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident. While the investigation is going on, the officer is on administrative leave with pay, according to police procedure. During the investigation, officials will not release the police officer's name. Caranna will present the information to the Grand Jury later this month.