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Deputies catch suspect after shootout, chase

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MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (WMC-TV) - A high-speed chase through two Mississippi counties ended early Tuesday evening when deputies shot the suspect.

Tate County Sheriff's Deputies chased the suspect over four miles, from Tate County into Marshall County, after a store was robbed and a man murdered.

After he was caught, the suspect's shoes and a pump shotgun laid in the middle of Highway 309 in Marshall County next to a deputy's car - the car the suspect rammed with his white Ford Explorer.

"I just heard shooting," one witness said.  "I heard police shooting by the house.  Every time I looked up, there was another car.  I went out to see what was going on."

"We heard gunshots," witness Dontrell King added.  "We saw deputies going by, and we ran out here and we saw people shooting."

Late Tuesday night, investigators were still trying to sort out everything that happened.

"Several shots were fired," Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said. "The suspect was injured.  The sheriff's deputy was injured after the suspect rammed the deputy's vehicle.

Dickerson said the suspect was an acquaintance of the murder victim, and it all started when the suspect argued with his mother.

The Tate County Sheriff's deputy and the suspect were airlifted to The MED in Memphis.  Both are expected to recover. 

It is not clear if the deputy actually shot at the suspect's car, because the Tate county store owner also shot at the suspect.

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