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Man wanted in EBR killed by deputies in Mississippi

3 years 7 months 8 hours ago Tuesday, April 30 2019 Apr 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 5:02 AM April 30, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a man they were trying to arrest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam says deputies went Monday to serve a warrant on 29-year-old Lawrence Bottoms. Adam says Bottoms was wanted in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for being a felon in possession of a gun.

When Bottoms didn't come out, a special response team fired multiple rounds of tear gas. Adam says when deputies broke open the front door of the house on stilts, Bottoms jumped from a second-story window and ran. When Bottoms reached officers, Adam says the man drew his gun and officers shot him.

Officers arrested Allison Rainey, who surrendered, charging her with harboring a fugitive. One deputy was bitten by another deputy's K-9 dog during the incident.

WBRZ previously reported that Bottoms was convicted in 2017 for the April 2015 stabbing of a teenager. 

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