JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police now have a suspect in custody after an officer was injured during a shooting Thursday evening. The incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on Maple Street in Jackson.
Nathaniel Garner, 25, turned himself in at a local church around 11:30 p.m. Police said he accompanied by his mother, his attorney and a local pastor.
According to Chief James Davis, a vice and narcotics officer was shot in the leg and was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. He was listed in stable condition after being rushed into surgery.
Davis said two vice and narcotics officers were patrolling and noticed a man in a park with an assault rifle. The man then left the area in a gray sedan.
Officers found the car on the corner of Erie Street and Rondo Street. Police said Garner got out of the car and was on the porch of an abandoned house when he fired 30 rounds at officers and into their patrol car.
Garner is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.