- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Community leaders say the FBI will monitor the investigation of last week’s fatal shooting of a Tupelo man by a Tupelo police officer.

The Rev. Chris Traylor said Thursday that federal authorities and community leaders are now “in dialogue” about the case and will review the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s examination into 37-year-old Antwun Shumpert’s death. Traylor is head of the Tupelo-Lee County chapter of the NAACP.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/28UwcDA ) reports Shumpert was shot June 18 following a traffic stop and foot chase that led allegedly to an altercation between Shumpert, the officer and K-9 unit.

Attorney Carlos Moore of Grenada has said that Shumpert was unarmed and shot four times.

Mayor Jason Shelton has said the traffic stop and the use of deadly force were justified.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com



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