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Suspect shot by Corinth, Miss., police officer

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CORINTH, MS -

(WMC-TV) - A suspect was shot by a Corinth, Miss., police officer Thursday night.

Corinth Police Department officers responded to a call reporting a man with a gun forced his way into a house on Allen Street. When officers arrived, the suspect had already fled the scene.

Officers say they approached a house where the believed the suspect had entered. The suspect then opened the door with a handgun pointed at officers.

An officer fired his gun, hitting the suspect. The suspect was taken to Magnolia Research Health Center by ambulance.

The officer who fired the shot is on administrative leave as the incident is investigated.

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