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08/29/19 Covington County, MS – Shots Fired Call – When Covington Deputies Arrived The Suspect Started Shooting – Then Suspect Stole Patrol Car – Patrol Car found a few miles away – Suspect Captured

Man arrested in Covington Co. after shooting at deputies, stealing police car

COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) – A man is in custody in Covington County after he shot at deputies and stole a patrol car Thursday morning.

Covington Counties deputies say a wanted gunman is now in custody.

Deputies say he was found near where he originally ran off and they are currently taking him to the Covington County jail.

Around 1:00 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff McLaurin says deputies were called about shots fired near Mount Olive.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect, Brian Allen, started shooting at deputies.

He then drove off in a patrol car. The car was found a few miles from where the shooting happene