2 Mississippi officers killed; shooter also dead, police say – Thelocalreport.in

Investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation inspect a police vehicle at the scene of the murder of two police officers outside a Motel 6 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Police say a woman shot and killed two officers. before committing suicide. (Hannah Ruhoff/The Sun Herald via AP)

BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi (AP) — Two police officers on the Mississippi coast were shot and killed by a woman early Wednesday morning while checking a call at a motel, authorities said.

The woman killed herself after shooting at Bay St. Louis police officers at a Motel 6 in the city around 4:30 a.m., the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a statement. It was not clear why the officers were sent to the motel. The statement described it as a “service call.”

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents investigating the shooting did not release any additional details.

On Wednesday, investigators blocked off a large portion of the motel parking lot with crime scene tape. An officer was seen taking photos of the driver’s seat of an SUV just a step away from bloodstains on the pavement and discarded emergency medical equipment. Other officers were looking inside a nearby police car.

The officers killed were Sgt. Steven Robin and Officer Branden Estorffe, said Bay St. Louis Police Chief Toby Schwartz, who planned a news conference to release more information later Wednesday.

Bay St. Louis is a city of 10,000 about 25 miles west of Biloxi.

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