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Crystaline Barnes, 21
Jackson, Mississippi
January 27, 2018

Agencies: Jackson Police Department Mississippi. | Mississippi Bureau of Investigation

Last updated: 28 days ago

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Jackson police were at the scene Saturday of a fatal officer-involved shooting.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 1400 block Fernwood Drive near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, police said.

Officers were responding to a call of a vehicle that had forced a motorist off the road, police said.

After police stopped the suspect vehicle and called for backup, the vehicle pulls away, makes a U-turn and then began driving in reverse toward the officer, police said.

Police officials said officers opened fire on a vehicle after Crystalline Barnes, 21, tried to run them over. The driver died after suffering at least one gunshot wound, police said.

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In August 2018, the Hinds County grand jury declined to indict the officers responsible for this killing.

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