BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Mississippi officials confirm that two Bay St. Louis Police officers were shot and killed during a call early Wednesday morning at around 4:30 a.m.
The officers were answering a call for service at the Motel 6 on Hwy 90 when they encountered an armed woman. Officials say the woman shot both officers before killing herself.
One officer died at the scene, while the other officer was transferred to a local medical center before succumbing to their injuries.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating and gathering evidence. Officers from Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations have all been on the scene this morning.
No additional details were released by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents who are investigating the shooting.