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.
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.
Bond has not yet been set.