Officer shoots tire of would-be hit-and-run vehicle in drug raid

During the raid, a female driver tried to hit an officer with her vehicle. The officer fired a single shot into the tire of the vehicle disabling it. The suspect then fled on foot, but was caught and taken into custody.

A law enforcement officer had to shoot the tire out of an oncoming vehicle while a drug raid was underway about 3:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 9.

Members of Metro Narcotics, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Hattiesburg Police served a search warrant on an apartment in the 600 block of North 31st Avenue as part of a narcotics investigation.

During the raid, a female driver tried to hit another agency’s officer with her vehicle. The officer fired a single shot at the tire of the vehicle, and then the suspect proceeded to flee on foot. The female was taken into custody down the roadway.

There were no injuries during the incident, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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