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Jackson police officer and alleged shooter killed

By: Magnolia Tribune - March 18, 2005

Jackson police officer and alleged shooter killed

Clarion Ledger

Thomas Catchings, 40, died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen around 4:40 pm. Thursday during surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His alleged shooter, Omar Hampton, 18, of 5515 Shaw Road, was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. at the hospital. He was shot three times.

Grief-stricken officers and officials, including Police Chief Robert Moore and Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson, gathered at the hospital.

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