CLARKSDALE, Miss. — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is working to gather information about an officer-involved shooting.
This is the third officer-involved shooting since Saturday morning.
Initially very little information was known about this incident.
According to the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department, deputies executed a search warrant at a home on the 400 block of Florida Street in Clarksdale around 6:30 Monday morning.
During that time, a suspect was shot, according CCSO.
According to Latoya Ranson, her 20-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter are recovering after being injured during the incident.
She told FOX13 investigators had no right to be there.
“I mean its just scary, It is just scary. Why would you stop and target these...They are children? My son is only 20. My daughter is only 17, and she is a senior in high school,” said Ranson.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office would only say that a man was shot and a woman suffered a minor injury as deputies served a warrant on the home.
“He was shot in the stomach and my daughter was shot in the foot so she must have been running or laying on the floor, because she was shot in the bottom of the foot,” Ranson said.
The Sheriff’s Office told FOX13 MBI has taken over the investigation. MBI said they are at the very beginning of the investigation.
Investigators spent hours outside of the home on Florida Avenue where the shooting happened.
Ranson said police gave her a copy of a warrant claiming someone nicknamed Jelly or Jelly Roll was selling weed out of the house. She said that’s not the case.
“Ain’t nobody by that name live here.” Ranson told FOX13.
Family friend Guynitrious Willingham said he knows both 20-year-old Trey Hayes and 17-year-old Arniqua Ranson. He said he can’t make sense of what happened.
“It’s just overwhelming. I don’t like the fact that they are trying to make them be something that they are not. Arniqua is about to graduate, and she’s very smart and educated and she has never been in any trouble. Trey has never been a troublemaker,” Willingham said.
Latoya Ranson said she wants answers from law enforcement on how her kids got hurt.
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