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Corinth police in manhunt for officer shooting suspect

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CORINTH, MS (WMC) -

Police are in an intense manhunt in Corinth, Mississippi, for the man who shot 21-year-old Kevin Parker, Jr.

While the chief said Parker will make a full recover, the woman who called police is wondering if she should have.

"I could tell there was a car running and my dogs were going crazy,” said Brenda Nanney, who called 911. “They usually don't do that unless there is somebody out there."

Nanney called Corinth Police. Parker showed up with another officer. They did not see anything, so they left. Officer Parker returned at 4:30 a.m. to see if the area was still safe.

Investigators said a man jumped out of the woods and there was a struggle between the suspect and officer Parker.

"He was able to get hold of the gun and turn it into his chest and pull,” said Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance. “The officer was struck one time in the left chest area, around his heart."

Officer Parker never let go of his weapon. One bullet hit Parker’s bulletproof vest, and another hit his shoulder.

The suspect ran off, and almost immediately, officers from around the state started showing up and began an intense manhunt for the suspect. Officers have gone through almost the entire city.

Nanney said she wonders if she should have made the call.

"I feel really bad,” Nanney said. “I do I feel almost like it is my fault. If I would have just sat there, as long as no one was busting in my door, I really wish I hadn't called."

Police do not have a description of the suspect and there is no dash cam video. The chief said the camera is supposed to turn on when the officer turns on the blue lights, but Parker’s was malfunctioning.

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