Reports surface of shot fired at BPD officer

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 9, 2015

Reports surface of shot fired at BPD officer

By John Howell
Batesville police are investigating a report that a shot was fired on Pamela Street Thursday, October 1.

“We had a report of one shot fired and an internal affairs investigation and a criminal investigation is ongoing,” Deputy Police Chief Don Province stated in a response by text message to an inquiry from The Panolian that was prompted by several reports from unofficial sources.
The shot was alleged to have been directed toward a Batesville police officer or vehicle in a domestic dispute.

Apparently no one was struck by the gunfire.

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The incident is also thought to have been the object of a “police department personnel matter” during a lengthy discussion by city officials during executive session at the Tuesday, October 6 meeting of Batesville’s board of mayor and aldermen.