Mississippi police officers shot the wrong man when they showed up at the incorrect house to serve an arrest warrant over the weekend.
Southhaven police officers entered the Mississippi neighborhood searching for Samuel Pearman, a man wanted for a domestic aggravated assault after he allegedly choked a woman in front of her daughter at a gas station, reportsWPXI.
The arrest warrant listed Pearman’s address as 5878 Surrey Lane in Tate County, but law enforcement officers entered the house across the street at 5881 Surrey Lane. Ismael Lopez Rodriguez, the man who lived at 5881 Surrey Lane, was fatally shot by one of the officers who came to his house.
“Someone didn’t take the time to analyze the address,” Murray Wells, the attorney for Lopez’s family, said. “This is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read house numbers.”