Madison County man shoots daughter, police later kill suspect

August 12, 2014 in News, The Buzz

13420408-smallCANTON, Mississippi (AP) — Madison County authorities say a man accused of shooting and critically injuring his daughter was later shot and killed after threatening officers with a gun.

WAPT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1uH3PZ1 ) the incident began with a shooting in the driveway of a home in Canton that witnesses say was the result of a domestic dispute between the two.

Sheriff Randy Tucker says the suspect fled to a coin laundry about a block away, where he told customers to get out.

Tucker says officers tried to negotiate with him to surrender and put down his weapon, but he didn’t comply. He says the man raised his firearm at the officers and the officers fired, killing him.

WLBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1vyxcB1 ) the incident began just before 10 a.m. Monday.