Police find homemade gun during fatal Picayune traffic stop
PICAYUNE, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package after a man reportedly shot himself during a Picayune traffic stop.
Around 4:39 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11 near Mitchell Street.
Police Chief Joe Quave said that the driver shot himself before the officer approached.
While responding to the scene, officers found a suspicious package. Authorities cleared the area and called for assistance from the Biloxi bomb squad.
The package turned out to be a homemade gun made from a pipe.
The driver, the only person in the vehicle, died as a result of his injuries.
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