Driver shot, killed by Horn Lake police after chase

Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 5:00 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:52 AM CDT

HORN LAKE, Miss. (WMC) - Four Horn Lake police officers are on paid leave after a woman was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate this case.

The incident began around 1:30 a.m. when Horn Lake police tried to pull over the driver of a Jeep Cherokee on Hwy 302 near Mallard Creek.

Other officers deployed “stop sticks” to attempt to flatten the vehicle’s tires, but the driver then kept going with four flat tires, police say.

After more pursuit, the officers were able to stop the vehicle using what they call a “Tactical Vehicle Intervention” maneuver on Goodman Road between I-55 and U.S. 51.

Police say the driver circled two different parking lots in the area before they were able to stop the SUV. The driver then pointed a revolver at one of the approaching officers.

The officers then fired, killing the driver.

DeSoto County Coroner Josh Pounders later identified her as 39-year-old Molka Horton of Memphis.

Horton’s body will be sent to the Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Once the MBI completes its investigation, it will determine whether or not any charges will be filed in this case.

SUV seen riddled with bullet holes
SUV seen riddled with bullet holes(WMC)

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