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Press Release

Statement Of The U.S. Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III has released the following statement concerning the shooting in Olive Branch, MS this morning:

During the execution of a federal search warrant this morning at a residence in Olive Branch, MS, Byron Kelley, a/k/a “Big B,” 32, was fatally wounded after firing upon members of law enforcement. This individual and the residence in question were subjects of a federal drug investigation and prosecution in the Western District of Tennessee. Kelley was under indictment for conspiracy to possess and distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to possess and distribute hydrocodone. The incident is currently under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and all inquiries regarding the shooting should be referred to the MBI.

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Updated March 19, 2015