Man accused in shootout with police arrested wearing purple dress

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Police have captured a man accused of firing several shots at a state trooper last week.

Jackson police say 26-year-old Wilbert Coleman was arrested Monday. Police tell WAPT TV Coleman was wearing a purple dress when he was arrested.

Investigators say Coleman tried to rob an elderly woman Friday in the parking lot of Metrocenter Mall. Witnesses told officers the woman was trying to get out of the parking lot when a gunman jumped out of a car and put a gun to her forehead.

Police say a the trooper, who had just finished giving a driving test, heard what happened and rushed to help, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. Neither Coleman, nor the trooper was injured.

Information from: WAPT-TV

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