Man believed to be shoplifting fatally shot by police

Posted by on October 12, 2017 11:53 pm
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BILOXI, Miss. — Mississippi authorities say police fatally shot a man accused of shoplifting after he fled and tried to hit a van driven by an officer.

News outlets quote Biloxi police as saying the man fled in a pickup truck after an officer tried to stop him Wednesday. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the man as 61-year-old Vincent Dronet.

Police Maj. Christopher De Back says an officer tried to use a stun gun, but Dronet drove away, and tried to hit an unmarked van driven by another officer. The officer shot Dronet, who crashed his truck into a forklift parked at a store and died.