Georgia man identified as victim in Hancock County officer-involved shooting
HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - 21-year-old Isaiah Winkley of Georgia has been identified as the victim in an officer-involved shooting in Kiln Saturday morning.
Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department were responding to a burglary call near in the area of 28000 Highway 603 in Kiln around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Department of Public Safety.
A release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said when they arrived, deputies made contact with Winkley, who had apparently burglarized the home.
While at the scene, shots were fired, and Winkley received fatal injuries. Sheriff Ricky Adam told WLOX that one officer fired at Winkley and that it does not appear he ever shot at deputies.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is currently gathering evidence related to the shooting. When the investigation is complete, agents will share the findings with the Attorney General’s Office.
“Our agency will be fully cooperative with the investigation being conducted by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. I would defer any questions to their agency for comment,” Adam said.
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