Watson attempted to outrun Tutwiler police after officers tried to stop Watson’s car at about 4 a.m. for an alleged traffic violation. Watson traveled southeast on MS 49 and turned onto MS 32 East at Webb, where police had been alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Watson reportedly stopped for Webb police, but would not exit his vehicle and allegedly proceeded to ram the police car with his Mustang. Webb police then fired shots at Watson’s car, shooting out both left tires before Watson fled in the car east MS 32. As he approached the Tallahatchie River bridge, Watson reportedly began firing shots at police, who then dropped back and waited for backup. Watson stopped his car in the highway and ran. Tallaharchie County sheriff’s deputies later found Watson dead at about 9 a.m. in a bean field just off MS 32, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ID: 1595

Victms Name: James William Watson
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Webb
County: Tallahatchie
State: MS
Zip Code: 38921
Country: United States of America

Agency: Webb Police Department, Tutwiler Police Department, Tallahatchie County Sheriff’s

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Watson attempted to outrun Tutwiler police after officers tried to stop Watson’s car at about 4 a.m. for an alleged traffic violation. Watson traveled southeast on MS 49 and turned onto MS 32 East at Webb, where police had been alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Watson reportedly stopped for Webb police, but would not exit his vehicle and allegedly proceeded to ram the police car with his Mustang. Webb police then fired shots at Watson’s car, shooting out both left tires before Watson fled in the car east MS 32. As he approached the Tallahatchie River bridge, Watson reportedly began firing shots at police, who then dropped back and waited for backup. Watson stopped his car in the highway and ran. Tallaharchie County sheriff’s deputies later found Watson dead at about 9 a.m. in a bean field just off MS 32, reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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