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Burglary suspect shot by police

GULFPORT — Gulfport police today said a burglary suspect who was shot by an officer Sunday night will be jailed on his release from a hospital.

Police Sgt. Chris Ryle said Chad Eric Barber, 27, was found inside Central Elementary after an alarm sounded at 10:48 p.m. Ryle said one shot was fired, striking Barber, while an officer was attempting to take him into custody.

Ryle said the officer has been placed on administrative duties in a non-enforcement position pending investigation.

Ryle said the District Attorney’s Office went to the scene and called the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation for an independent probe.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Tuesday’s editions.

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