OXFORD, Mississippi —
An Arkansas murder suspect was shot and killed in Mississippi Friday.
A U.S. Marshal says 33-year-old Hunter Carlstrom died after a shootout in Oxford with U.S. Marshals. A marshal was shot, but will be ok.
When marshals confronted Carlstrom, he jumped out of a car and started shooting. Several other law enforcement agencies helped with the case. Carlstrom’s wife was taken into custody, but no details were given why.
On May 7, deputies with Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas were called to home where they found the body of James Sartorelli. His body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
NEWS RELEASE FROM MISSISSIPPI BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION:
MBI Investigates Shooting in Oxford Involving US Marshal
At approximately 11:30 CDT today, a deputy U.S. Marshal was shot and wounded in Oxford, Mississippi, while attempting to execute an arrest warrant. The deputy was part of a team looking for Hunter Carlstrom, a fugitive wanted for capital murder in Arkansas.
Preliminary information indicates Carlstrom produced a handgun and fired upon the team when they approached his vehicle and commanded him to exit. In response, officers returned fire striking Carlstrom.
The deputy shot during the exchange was evacuated from the scene and transported to an area hospital.
The remaining officers administered emergency medical attention to Carlstrom until EMS arrived. He was later pronounced deceased. No other law enforcement personnel were injured. The shooting investigation is being led by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Marshals Service will not release the names of deputy marshals involved in shooting incidents, until the conclusion of all investigations surrounding the incident.”