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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi
For Immediate Release
Darren J. LaMarca, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-sdms
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Bogue Chitto Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Shooting at a Law Enforcement Officer

Jackson, Miss. – A Bogue Chitto man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for shooting at a law enforcement officer, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to court documents, Shane Alexander Bell, Jr., 27, used a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and fired a handgun at an officer with the Choctaw Police Department. Court documents also revealed that the gunfire resulted in damage to the officer’s home located in the Bogue Chitto Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation. Fortunately, the officer was unharmed.

The case was investigated by the Choctaw Police Department of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the ATF.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Burns.

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