The postal worker shot in Attala County two weeks ago has died.
Postal Inspector Tony Robinson confirmed Sherry Ingold died Friday afternoon following a week long stay at University Hospital in Jackson.
“The Postal Service is shocked and saddened by the events that occurred last week in the West, Mississippi area,” said U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Tracie Finley. “We are especially grieving the loss of our postal family member, rural letter carrier Sherry Ingold, and we continue to keep her family in our thoughts.”
According to family members, no funeral arrangements have set.
Update: The suspect on Thursday’s shooting in northern Attala County has been identified.
Postal Inspector Tony Robinson said the suspect is 28-year-old Roland Mitchel Dampeer.
Robinson said Dampeer is in federal custody and appeared before a federal magistrate Friday afternoon.
The victim in the shooting has been identified as Sherry Clausen Ingold. She remains in critical condition in a Jackson hospital.
A prayer vigil is schedule for Saturday night in Kosciusko for the victims and their families.
Update: Two people are in the hospital following a shooting in northern Attala County.
Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said both the suspect and victim in the shooting were sent to a Jackson hospital for treatment of critical injuries. Nail said the victim was airlifted.
According to Nail, the suspect first attempted to abduct someone at the Sunflower grocery store in Kosciusko.
After leaving there, he drove north on Hwy 35 where he encountered the victim and that’s when the shooting occurred.
Investigators with the Attala County Sheriff’s Office are working with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the US Postal Service on the case.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Previous updates to this story:
1:15 PM: Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend said the suspect is in custody.
No further details were given.
12:35 pm: Someone is attempting to pull over vehicles in Attala County.
Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend said the vehicle is a silver four-door sedan with tinted windows and what appears to be an out of state license plate.
Townsend said the vehicle pulled over someone in Hesterville north of Kosciusko and that the suspect fired shots. Townsend said the suspect was also involved in a separate incident in Kosciusko.
The driver of the vehicle should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Townsend said for drivers to not pull over for any vehicles that do not have blue lights or official law enforcement markings.
If you have seen the vehicle, contact the Attala County Sheriff’s Office at 662-289-5556 or dial 911.