Deputy Resigns After Shooting Himself In The Chest

A Harrison County (MS) deputy that authorities say shot himself is resigning.

At the time, it was reported that the deputy was shot by a man in a white pickup who had stopped and approached him while he was writing reports. The bullet did not pierce his ballistic vest, but the impact gave him a large bruise.

Authorities spent several days on a massive manhunt.  Later, an investigation revealed no one else was at the scene at the time of the shooting and the deputy was shot with his own weapon.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson says the deputy, who has not been identified, was not forced to resign.

No charges are being filed against him.

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