Andy Gipson,, Rickey Cole

Clarion Ledger: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson’s father was shot and killed by law enforcement Thursday morning.

Harry Gipson, 70, was shot during an incident with a Simpson County sheriff’s deputy. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation released a statement saying it was “investigating the circumstances that led to an officer involved shooting” at the request of Simpson County. The release did not identify Gipson or the officer.

Andy Gipson said in a statement: “My father passed away tragically after a years-long struggle with a brain injury and related illness. Please pray for our family and we ask for a period of privacy to grieve.”

Read the complete article by Geoff Pender and Alissa Zhu here. 


We want to hear from you!

Central to our mission at Mississippi Today is inspiring civic engagement. We think critically about how we can foster healthy dialogue between people who think differently about government and politics. We believe that conversation — raw, earnest talking and listening to better understand each other — is vital to the future of Mississippi. We encourage you to engage with us and each other on our social media accounts, email our reporters directly or leave a comment for our editor by clicking the button below.


Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.