Officer Shot in the Face While Off-Duty in Jackson, Mississippi, Now in Critical Condition
Vicksburg, MS – Early Saturday morning, an off-duty officer in the Criminal Investigation Division with the Vicksburg Police Department, identified as Investigator Eddie Colbert, was shot once in the face.
Reportedly, officers responded to a call of a shooting around 1am to the 4th Avenue Lounge near Pearl St and Lamar St in Jackson. Another person was also shot multiple times. This person was identified as Eric Williams, who is also said to be in critical condition.
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The suspect was identified as Jaquon Allen and is still at large.
Investigator Colbert is said to be in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
This is a developing story and updates will be provided on LENN as they become available.