1 officer dead, 3 wounded in Mississippi shooting

A woman and a girl inside the house are alive

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting near Iuka, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Multiple law enforcement officers were injured after an hourslong standoff in rural north Mississippi ended in fatal gunfire, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michael H. Miller)

IUKA, Mississippi (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say one officer is dead and three are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a standoff in northeastern Mississippi.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says the standoff ended in gunfire early Saturday at a home near the town of Iuka, Mississippi.

Strain says the man who shot at officers is also dead. The wounds of two of the officers are not life-threatening.

A woman and a girl inside the house are alive.

The state’s SWAT team was called to the scene Friday evening by local authorities to respond to the standoff.

Strain declined to identify the officers and the suspect. He also did not identify the agency for whom the deceased officer worked.

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