Officer Keith Crenshaw, 52, of the Eupora (Miss.) Police Department was killed Wednesday after laying down a spike strip to stop a car being pursued by law enforcement officers.
A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson told WTVA the incident happened around 10 a.m. on Highway 82.
Authorities say the trooper was following a vehicle that matched the description of a car reported as possibly being involved in a robbery in Grenada. When other law enforcement officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver attempted to get away.
Officials say Crenshaw put down a spike strip on the highway and was hit by the car when the driver attempted to avoid the strip.
The vehicle hit a metal utility pole a short distance away, killing one of the passengers in the car.
Multiple law enforcement agencies—local and federal—reportedly responded to the incident, and Aurora Police now say five officers were shot and wounded in the incident that left five workers at the business and the gunman dead. The injured officers are reportedly stable.