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Ismael Lopez Rodriquez, 41
Southaven, Mississippi
July 23, 2017

Agencies: Mississippi Bureau of Investigation | Southaven Police Department Mississippi

Last updated: 5 months ago

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Police were at the wrong address when they fatally shot a man in his Southaven home Sunday, an arrest warrant issued by a Tate County judge shows.

Ismael Lopez was shot dead by a Southaven police officer while standing in the doorway of his home on Surrey Lane around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said a dog in the home charged at them and that an officer shot Lopez multiple times after he refused to put down a weapon, though Lopez's family has denied there was a weapon.

DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion said Monday that it was possible officers were responding to the wrong address.

That appears to be the case. Southaven Police were sent to pick up a domestic violence suspect at a duplex at 5878 Surrey Lane.

Lopez lived across the street at 5881 Surrey Lane.

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July 2017 Attorneys say it was an execution by bullet to the back of the head