Man dies from injuries after officer-involved shooting in Biloxi

A police officer and a suspect were taken to a hospital following an incident that started at a mall but ended at an apartment complex in Biloxi Saturday.
Published: Nov. 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting last Saturday afternoon in Biloxi, according to authorities.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the man as 41-year-old Issac Bell III of Gloster, MS. Biloxi Police Capt. Milton Houseman said Bell was threatening people with a knife in the Edgewater Village parking lot.

Officers responded to the scene, but Bell began running. The incident eventually turned to a pursuit that continued in the City Heights at the Gulf Apartments.

At the apartment complex, a conflict occurred where police say a gun was discharged. The officer was taken to Merit Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, however, Bell succumbed to his injuries.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case, according to Biloxi Police Chief John Miller.

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