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Deputy U.S. Marshal Wounded While Serving Warrant

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File photo of a person firing a gun. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a person firing a gun. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A deputy U.S. Marshal has been wounded while serving a warrant at a Jackson, Miss., house.

Richard Griffin, the supervisory Inspector over the Jackson Office of a special task force, says the officer was shot Tuesday in the lower right abdomen.

Griffin says the shooting happened about 6:20 a.m. while a task force was serving a murder warrant at a home. He says the suspect was not at the home.

Griffin says there were several shots fired. He says the deputy marshal suffered a grazing wound and was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The officer’s condition was not known.

Griffin says a suspect suffered a head wound during the incident, but Griffin wasn’t sure how the man was injured. The suspect also was taken to UMMC.

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