Suspect in shooting that injured police officer surrenders

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A man wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a Jackson police officer has surrendered.

Authorities tell WAPT-TV ( ) that Rashad R. Caston turned himself in Friday. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, attempted armed robbery of an individual and burglary of an occupied dwelling.

Officer Abe Gines, an eight-year veteran, responded to an armed robbery call at an apartment complex Wednesday morning. When he entered an open door, a suspect emerged from behind him and fired. Gines was grazed by a bullet. He has since been released in good condition.

Police Chief Lee Vance says Gines ran after Caston following the shooting but lost him as he ran through a creek. Vance praised Gines as “brave enough to continue the chase despite” being wounded.