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Suspect Who Shot Mississippi Officer in Face Captured

by Leah AnayaDecember 6, 2020

Jackson, MS – LENN told you over the weekend about an off-duty officer, Investigator Eddie Colbert, getting shot at the 4th Avenue Lounge in Jackson. The suspect from the incident, identified as Jaquon Allen, has been arrested and is facing two charges of aggravated assault, according to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives New Orleans/Jackson Field Office.

The second victim of the shooting was Eric Williams, who we now know is a security guard at the lounge. Investigator Colbert and Williams both remain in the hospital in critical condition.

Here’s the previous report:

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.

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.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at www.leahanaya.com.
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