Investigation ongoing into who shot federal agent in Jackson

U.S. Marshals work the scene where a member of the U.S. Marshals Service task force was shot while trying to serve a murder warrant in the early morning hours, in south Jackson on Tuesday. (The Associated Press)
U.S. Marshals work the scene where a member of the U.S. Marshals Service task force was shot while trying to serve a murder warrant in the early morning hours, in south Jackson on Tuesday. (The Associated Press)

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A U.S. Marshals Service supervisor says authorities are still investigating who shot a task force agent on Tuesday while officers were trying to serve a capital murder warrant in Jackson.

The agent’s stomach was grazed by a shot when the task force went to a house looking for Lucious Perkins, wanted for capital murder.

Perkins was not in the house, but others were, including Arturo Rodriguez.

A federal criminal complaint filed Wednesday says Rodriguez pointed a gun at two agents, but the document does not say he fired.

When asked Wednesday who shot the officer, Richard Griffin, the Marshals’ supervisory agent in Jackson, says that’s still being investigated.

The wounded agent is a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent assigned to the task force. He was treated and released on Tuesday.