- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A reward is being offered to help find the man who shot a Corinth police officer.

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, says the reward offered by the police department and the U.S. Marshals Service now stands at $10,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of Officer Kevin Parker.

Police say Parker was checking a home in regards to a call about a prowler Wednesday when a man ran in front of the patrol car.

Police Chief Ralph Dance said Parker attempted to take the man into custody, but the men scuffled and Parker was shot twice with his own service weapon.

One bullet hit his chest and was stopped by a bulletproof vest.

Parker is being treated at a Tupelo hospital.

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