By Jacob Gallant | October 22, 2020 at 9:51 AM CDT – Updated October 22 at 12:39 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced an officer-involved shooting case from 2017 will be reopened.
Lumumba says new evidence that came from investigative reporting was enough to launch a new investigation by the district attorney.
The shooting was deemed to be justified and was dropped in April 2018.
However, new video evidence from a house camera shows that the officers may not have been acting in self-defense.
The two officers involved are no longer with the department.
At a press conference on Thursday, District Attorney Jody Owens says officers chased someone matching a suspect in an assault case. Devon Modacure was shot in the back three times by the two officers.
Lumumba says the case predates the procedure where officers are named in all officer-involved shootings, a policy implemented during his administration.
Therefore, their names have not been released.
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