Police In Mid-South On Alert Following Gang-Ordered Hit On Officers

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HELENA-WEST HELENA (WREG) — Police in several Mid-South jurisdictions were put on alert after confirming a gang has ordered a hit on law enforcement.

The Helena-West Helena police chief said a gang called the Urban Vice Lords threatened several agencies between his town and Clarksdale, Mississippi.

He said investigators believe the order stemmed from an officer involved shooting in the city earlier this week and the department has taken extra steps to make sure his officers and people who live in the area are safe.

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