Officials warn of highway shooting suspect posing as officer

(WMC-TV) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be cautious when pulling over for flashing lights as they investigate two recent deadly shootings on Mississippi highways.

"The concern is that someone is posing as a law enforcement officer and that is how these vehicles end up on the side of the road," said MBI Director Lt. Col. Larry Waggoner in a written statement.

Tate County Sheriff's Office posted a warning to drivers on their Facebook page:

"If someone attempts to pull you over with flashing lights and you feel unsure of stopping, DON'T PULL OVER.  Use your cell phone and dial 911 and if it's a real officer then the dispatcher will confirm it for you and if it's not a real officer they will send help to you."

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