Man shot by Mississippi officer after Louisiana carjacking

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WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say a man shot a woman in Louisiana, stole her car and left her wounded before driving to Mississippi where he was shot multiple times by a police officer.

Woodville, Mississippi, Police Chief Jessie Stewart tells WAFB-TV an officer shot 28-year-old Gerry Byrd multiple times in the chest after 2 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station. He says Byrd tried to drive through the storefront, got out, waved two pistols in the air and slapped a clerk.

Byrd was taken by helicopter to a Baton Rouge hospital with life-threatening injuries. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

Police in Baton Rouge say Byrd shot a 26-year-old woman while they were driving together on Interstate 10 earlier Tuesday, stealing her car. She was found wounded walking along the interstate.

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