Southaven shooting

DeSoto County Sheriff's deputies and Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers assist in traffic control around the Southaven Walmart in 2019.

A crash that left one DeSoto County Sheriff’s Deputy injured is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred in the eastbound lane of I-269, just east of the Laughter Rd exit around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The deputy, who has not yet been identified, was helping drivers and attempting to help change a tire at the time.

He was pinned between a car and the alleged suspect’s car, officials said.

The deputy suffered several injuries to both legs and was airlifted to Regional One, a release said.

The case is being handled by the District Attorney’s Office.

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