Officials name man killed in Pontotoc shoot out

New Albany MS Terry Payne killed in Pontotoc shootout
Terry Payne, 52, was killed by law enforcement officers on the evening of July 1, 2019.
July 3rd, 2019     General News

Official sources have released the name of the man killed Monday evening, July 1, in Pontotoc in a gun battle with local and state law enforcement.

He was Terry Payne, age 52.

Law-enforcement officials have been been instructed by counsel to release no further information about the incident until the investigation is complete and ready for presentation to a grand jury.

The Mississippi Bureau of investigation (MBI) is in charge of investigating the shoot out death, which occurred within the city limits of Pontotoc.

The incident commenced with a traffic stop by a Union County deputy sheriff in southern Union County. Payne reportedly fired shots from a handgun at the deputy, while fleeing southward into Pontotoc County.

He was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with law-enforcement officers.

Sheriff Edwards discusses events leading to shoot out:


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