Woman shoots 2 officers at Mississippi motel then kills herself, authorities say

Authorities confirmed that two police officers were shot and killed at the Motel 6 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, on Wednesday morning. The officers, whose names have not been publicly released, were responding to a call for service made to the Bay St. Louis Police Department from the motel, which runs along a stretch of Interstate Highway 90 that runs through the Gulf Coast city. located along, the official said.

Officers arrived at the Motel 6 just before 4:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. When they did, both officers encountered a subject — identified by the state agency as a woman — according to the bureau, who fatally shot one officer and wounded a second officer before killing herself. done. Officials confirmed that a second officer who was shot died later Wednesday morning.

“MBI is currently assessing this significant incident and gathering evidence,” the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. “Additional information may be made public at a later date.”

The name of the suspect has not been released.

The statement said that once the investigation is complete, state bureau agents will turn their findings over to the state attorney general’s office.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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