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Clinton Police apprehend suspect in pursuit

Clinton, Miss. (July 21, 2021) 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.


Jerry Shannon Mcallister Clinton MS mugshot


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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