Mississippi police shoot, kill man while serving arrest warrant at wrong home

Mississippi police officers shot a mechanic to death Sunday after the cops served an arrest warrant at the wrong residence, according to multiple media reports.

Southaven police officers initially planned to arrest Samuel Pearman, who was wanted for assault — but instead of knocking on Pearman’s door, cops went to the house across the street from him, UPI reported.

At that house, cops shot and killed Ismael Lopez, 41, after Lopez’s pet dog, a pit bull, allegedly tried to attack the officers. The officers also said Lopez had a gun in his hand at the time. Lopez’s wife disputes both of the cops’ claims.


“One of the officers did fire a shot at the pit bull dog,” DeSoto County Prosecutor John Champion said. “While this was going on, they also noticed at the time that a gun was pointed outside the residence. At this point, the officers began hollering ‘put the gun down, put the gun down,’ at which point that did not occur and there were more than one shot was fired toward the door, and there was a male subject inside the residence that was killed.”

Champion said there is a possibility…

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