Officer killed, three officers wounded in Mississippi standoff

IUKA, MS -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is calling on his state's residents to pray for the family of a state narcotics agent killed when a standoff at a Tishomingo County home ended in gunfire.

Tishomingo Coroner Mack Wilemon says 44-year-old James Lee Tartt of Grenada was part of a SWAT team that was forcibly entering a home where a domestic dispute had resulted in an hourslong standoff. The man believed to have fired at police - 45-year-old Charles Lee Lambert of Iuka - also was killed.

Both men had multiple gunshot wounds. Autopsies were planned.

The shooting happened early Saturday. Of the three other law enforcement officials who were wounded, two had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says the standoff ended in gunfire early Saturday at a home near the town of Iuka, Mississippi.

Strain says the man who shot at officers is also dead. The wounds of two of the officers are not life-threatening.

A woman and a girl inside the house are alive.

The state's SWAT team was called to the scene Friday evening by local authorities to respond to the standoff.

Strain declined to identify the officers and the suspect. He also did not identify the agency for whom the deceased officer worked.

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