Road-rage incident involving off-duty police officer ends in stabbing, deadly shooting

An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi.

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According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said they then drove west on Goodman and pulled into the Walgreens parking lot.

One man approached the other, pulled out a knife and stabbed the other near the neck, according to investigators.

At that point, police said the man who had been stabbed pulled out a gun and shot the alleged stabber. That man was struck at least once in the chest.

Police said that man – who has not been identified – was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to police in Memphis, Tennessee, the man who was stabbed in the incident was an off-duty Memphis police officer.

Police said the off-duty officer was a “victim in this incident,” so they are not releasing the officer’s identity.

He was taken to Regional One hospital in critical condition.

Horn Lake police continue to investigate the incident.

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