published Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Chief: Suspect shoots Miss. cop inside police HQ

JACKSON, Miss. — Police say a murder suspect fired at an officer inside the Jackson, Miss., police headquarters and that both have been found dead.

Police Chief Rebecca Coleman told reporters Thursday the suspect had been arrested and was being interviewed on the third floor when the shooting happened. She says those inside heard shots fired and when other officers entered the room, they found both the officer and suspect dead.

Police spokeswoman Colendula Green says both were shot.

Neither the name of the officer nor the suspect has been released.

The headquarters is blocked off and surrounded by crime tape. Law enforcement and Jackson city officials rushed to the scene.

City spokesman Chris Mims says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will take over the investigation. He says the move is standard procedure.

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