Man fires at police in LongHorn parking lot

Man fires at police in LongHorn parking lot


MADISON — A man who shot at police in the parking lot of the LongHorn Steakhouse here Tuesday night was injured when officers returned fire, the authorities said.

The suspect has not been identified or the extent of his injuries released, but officials have confirmed Wednesday he was at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in “stable condition.”

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating the officer-involved shooting as part of standard protocol.

The incident was reported on Tuesday at 9:29 p.m. when officers responded to a call of unknown trouble at the restaurant, 137 Grandview Boulevard.

“According to the call from an employee of the restaurant, a male subject who was in the restaurant indicated to the restaurant’s staff that he needed police assistance,” Madison Police Captain Kevin Newman said.

As MPD officers arrived at the restaurant, they encountered the male subject at his vehicle which was parked in the parking lot of the restaurant, Newman said. As the officers approached the subject to question him regarding the call, the male subject produced a handgun and fired at the officers.  

Newman said officers then returned fire with their service weapons striking the male subject. Upon the officers securing the subject and his weapon, medical aid was provided.

An officer received minor cuts from broken glass during the incident and was treated and later released from Merit Health Medical Center in Canton, Newman said.

The suspect was transported to the UMMC by Pafford EMS where he was listed in stable condition.

“No further information regarding this incident will be released at this time as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigative entity in this matter,” Newman said.

Newman said as standard practice the officers involved have been placed in an administrative assignment status until  the investigation and administrative review of the incident have been completed.

Madison Fire Department paramedics as well as personnel from Pafford responded to the call. 

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