- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A prosecutor is considering whether he’ll release to the public the findings of the state’s investigation involving the shooting death of a 26-year-old man by Columbus police last fall.

The Commercial Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1SXqoHz ) reports the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is still conducting its investigation into the death of Ricky Ball, who was fatally shot by an officer the night of Oct. 16. The details surrounding the incident remain unclear.

District Attorney Scott Colom said Wednesday that while he believes in the need for transparency, he has to ensure the case’s integrity before the next step is taken.

Colom will receive the findings once the investigation is complete.

MBI spokesman Warren Strain said on Wednesday that state investigators are still “compiling test results and other components of the comprehensive case file.”

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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