Authorities are continuing to investigate a shooting during a traffic stop last week in Booneville that ended with one person dead.

Officers stopped the vehicle on South Second Street on Monday afternoon May 10 for a felony arrest warrant and a misdemeanor arrest warrant. Police Chief Michael Ramey said shots were fired during the stop and the individual in the vehicle died.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the case. MBI Spokesperson Major John Poulos said Monday the case is still currently under investigation and referred further questions to the district attorney.

District Attorney John Weddle said Monday he couldn’t offer any additional information at this time due to the ongoing investigation. He said he expects the case to be presented to a future grand jury.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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