Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.
The officers were called to a house in the city of Brookhaven about 5 a.m. for a report of shots fired, Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said at a news conference.
Amid an exchange of gunfire, both officers were “mortally wounded” and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, Strain said. He identified the weapon used as a handgun but would not elaborate.
Authorities identified the deceased officers as Patrolman James White, 35, and Cpl. Zach Moak, 31. Both were wearing bulletproof vests at the time and were equipped with body and dashboard cameras. White arrived on the scene first, and Moak arrived next.