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Jackson Mississippi Police Officer Killed At Police Headquarters

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 04 2013 10:52 PM

9 p.m: Prayer vigil planned outside JPD headquarters at 9:30 p.m. tonight.

8:40 p.m.: "Tonight, we mourn one of Jackson's greatest Men in Blue, killed in the line of duty. I ask your prayers for his family, his friends, and his fellow officers, as they deal with this tragedy," Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson posted on Facebook.

8:33 p.m.: Slain Jackson Police Det. Eric Smith's wife, Eneke Williams Smith, works for JPD.

8:20 p.m.: According to sources, Det. Eric Smith was interviewing a homicide suspect when the two got into an argument. The man reportedly overpowered him and took his weapon and shot him, sources said Thursday. Another officer ended up shooting the homicide suspect, sources said Thursday.

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