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Mississippi deputy shot, suspect killed after high-speed chase

Pryor Spencer Bailey IV. Photo: MDPS

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. — A deputy in Lowndes County, Mississippi, was shot Monday morning.

A DUI suspect shot the deputy during a high-speed chase, according to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

MDPS said law enforcement officers tried to stop the car using stop sticks in Columbus, but the driver was able to avoid them. He was finally stopped near the intersection of Highways 50 and 82.

WCBI-TV reported the chase began on Highway 82 East near Mathiston and exceeded 140 miles per hour.

MDPS said the suspect came out of the car with two guns.

Shots were fired, and a deputy was hit and the suspect was killed, according to MDPS.

MDPS identified the suspect as Pryor Spencer Bailey IV, 45, of Starkville.

The deputy, who was shot in the leg, is recovering.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are investigating.