Mother turns in sons accused of shooting at police in Mississippi

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WREG) - Two teenagers accused of firing shots at an officer on Monday in Holly Springs, Mississippi, are now in custody.

And according to reports, their mother turned them in.

It started when an officer tried to stop a red Kia Forte for driving erratically with no headlights or taillights. During the pursuit, the teens reportedly fired two shots at the officer's patrol car, missing the officer.

(Holly Springs Police Department)

"The officer could have been injured; people that was on the highway at the time could have been injured because when you discharge a firearm, that bullet could go anywhere," Holly Springs Police Chief Darryl Bowens said. "And luckily, the officer wasn’t injured. We haven’t had any pedestrians or anybody that was on the road injured at the time."

Holly Springs PD looks for men who fired shots at patrol car

Later that day, the pair were caught on a ring camera in the same area where the vehicle was found. When police arrived, they ran into the woods.

(Holly Springs Police Department)

The police then turned to the media for help and got an unlikely response.

"The suspect’s mother saw the news clipping, so she said, ‘Well that kind of looks like my son,'" Bowens said. "So, she decided to do the right thing, which was come to the police department, report it to the detective, and that’s why we’re here now."

Police did not name the teens, but they say they are brothers.

"It was surprising for a parent to turn in their children, but she said, ‘Well, they committed the crime, then they have to come and face the consequences of their actions.’ That was very noble for her to turn in her sons," Bowens said.

Police say the 18 and 17-year-old are currently being charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Another suspect is expected to be charged, and all three will face additional charges.

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