JPD issued the following statement:
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at approx. 2:30 AM, Jackson Police Officers responded to Big Boyz
Food at 3030 Jayne Ave. regarding a disturbance. Upon officers’ arrival, contact was made with
an individual allegedly involved in the disturbance. The suspect, identified as Dennis Green, 40,
began to throw beer bottles at one of the officers in an attempt to cause bodily injury. The
officer’s service weapon was discharged striking the victim multiple times about the body. The
suspect was transported to UMMC for medical treatment. He is listed in stable condition. The
officer was not injured during the incident.
Robbery/Homicide Detectives are currently conducting an investigation. The suspect, Dennis
Green will possibly face charges upon his release from the hospital. The officer will be placed on
Administrative Leave with Pay during the course of the investigation and the findings will be presented to a Hinds County Grand Jury. The name of the officer is not being disclosed at this time.
There is no further information to report at this time.
Kingfish note: Meanwhile, the CL publishes this misleading headline and opening paragraph:
Jackson officer shoots man throwing beer bottles
A man throwing beer bottles was shot by a Jackson police officer Tuesday morning.
The article doesn't mention the fact that the officer was the target of the assault:
The suspect, identified as Dennis Green, 40, began to throw beer bottles at one of the officers. According to JPD, the officer, fearing injury, discharged his service weapon. The suspect was struck multiple times.
Would it have been that hard to add "at a police officer" to "A man throwing beer bottles"?