Officials in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, say a woman shot and killed two police officers before turning the gun on herself at a Motel 6 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Authorities have verified that two police officers were shot and killed early on Wednesday morning at a Motel 6 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The cops, whose identities have not been made public, were responding to a plea for assistance from the motel, which is situated across a section of Interstate Highway 90 that passes through the Gulf Coast city, according to officials.
Before 4:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, officers showed up to the Motel 6, according to a news release from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. When they did, the two cops came across a person who the state agency has identified as a woman. The woman then shot one officer to death, wounded a second officer, and then killed herself, according to the bureau. Authorities reported that the second cop passed away from wounds sustained in the shooting later on Wednesday morning.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a statement saying, “MBI is now evaluating this serious occurrence and gathering evidence.” “Additional information may become available to the public in the future.”
The suspect’s identity has not been made public.
According to the statement, after the investigation has been finished, the agents working for the state bureau will deliver their findings to the office of the state’s attorney general.