'My daddy shot my momma': Father killed after officer-involved shooting in Horn Lake, DA says

DESOTO CO., Miss. — A Mississippi father was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in Horn Lake, according to District Attorney John Champion.

The incident happened early Tuesday morning.

Champion told FOX13 a child called 911 and said, "my daddy shot my momma."

The child is between the ages of 10 and 13, Champion said.

When police arrived on the scene the man was in the yard with a gun in hand - threatening police, according to the DA. That's when officers shot and killed the man.

The mother is currently in critical condition at Regional One. The MBI is now investigation the situation.

We're still working to determine where the children are, but the DA told us the children are safe.

The victim and suspects names will not be released at this time.

Shooting on Winterwood Drive in Horn Lake. District Attorney John Champion says this morning a child called 911 and...

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A neighbor that didn't want to go on camera told FOX13 they heard a man and a woman arguing Tuesday morning and then heard two gunshots. They also said just minutes later they heard an ambulance and police arrive and then heard another gunshot.

Kristopher Dexter lives across the street and saw a lot of what happened.

Dexter told FOX13 he, "watched him come outside with the fun, and he walked out with the gun and then got her and went and sat on the corner."

Neighbors said there have been issues there before, and this is not the first time that police have been called to the home.

"They have had issues with domestic violence before. I am pretty sure he got arrested not too long ago for the same thing," said Dexter.

L.C. Morgan lives just down the street from where the shooting happened on Winterwood Drive and told FOX13 there were two little boys and a little girl in the house where the shooting happened.

Morgan said he thinks all the children are under the age of 8, including the child who called 911.

Morgan said he knew the husband and wife and even went fishing with the man from time to time.

He doesn't understand how this could happen.

"Well from talking to people I didn't think the guy that they were talking about that he had it in him to do that. He seemed like a decent guy. You never know people might snap at any time," said Morgan.

Morgan said his prayers are with the kids and the woman who was shot.

"They had three little kids. I used to see them walking through here all the time," said Morgan.

Investigators have not released the name of the husband or the wife at this time.

They also said that the couple's children are in a safe place.