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The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.
On July 21, 2021 at approximately 7:00 P.M., officers with the Clinton Police Department attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 20 eastbound in Clinton for a routine traffic violation. The suspect fled along I-20 into Jackson and was pursued by Clinton Police.
The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Jerry Shannon McAlister of Braxton, MS. Shannon is registered as a sex offender.
During the pursuit, the McAlister fired shots at the officers. As the suspect exited the vehicle on Woody Drive in Jackson, he shot out the window of a CPD patrol car. Police immediately established a search perimeter. With assistance from the Jackson Police Department and Hinds Sherriff, the suspect was apprehended by law enforcement on Fleetwood Drive.
McAlister has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and fleeing a traffic stop. Other charges could be pending.
Bond has not yet been set.
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